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barren

From Wiktionary

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
barren

Comparative
barrener

Superlative
barrenest

Positive
barren

Comparative
more barren

Superlative
most barren

  1. (not comparable) If a woman is barren, she is unable to bear children.
    I silently wept as my daughter's husband rejected her. What would she do now that she was no longer a maiden but also barren?
  2. If a piece of land is barren, it is not producing vegetation.
  3. If a place is barren, it is dull and lifeless.

Noun[change]

Singular
barren

Plural
barrens

  1. A barren is an area of low fertility and habitation.
    The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.