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barren

  

      adj  
1    incapable of producing offspring, seed, or fruit; sterile  
a barren tree     
2    unable to support the growth of crops, etc.; unproductive; bare  
barren land     
3    lacking in stimulation or ideas; dull  
a rather barren play     
4    not producing worthwhile results; unprofitable  
a barren period in a writer's life     
5    foll by: of   totally lacking (in); devoid (of)  
his speech was barren of wit     
6    (of rock strata) having no fossils  
     (C13: from Old French brahain, of uncertain origin)  
  barrenly      adv  
  barrenness      n  


Barren Lands  
      pl n   the. a region of tundra in N Canada, extending westwards from Hudson Bay: sparsely inhabited, chiefly by Inuit,   (Also called)    Barren Grounds  
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