the health of becoming barren sterility unproductiveness
- the grade of producing absolutely nothing of price
- hawaii (usually of a lady) of having no young ones or being unable to have kiddies
- The condition of becoming barren; sterility; unproductiveness.
Sterility; the incapacity to bear young ones.
belated 14c., literal; mid-14c., figurative (of religious emptiness), from barren + -ness.
(n.) The health of becoming barren; sterility; unproductiveness.
Akhdar is wonderful and is in striking contrast to the barrenness of so much of the coast; water issues in perennial springs from many rocky clefts, and is carefully husbanded by the ingenuity of the people; underground channels, known here as faluj, precisely similar to the kanat or karez of Persia and Afghanistan, are also largely used.