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Definition of Barren


  1. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.
  2. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.
  3. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
  4. Mentally dull; stupid.
  5. A tract of barren land.
  6. Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.
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Barren Translations

barren in German is unfruchtbar
barren in Italian is eremo
barren in Latin is infecundus, sterilis, infelix
barren in Norwegian is ufruktbar, gold
barren in Spanish is yermo
barren in Swedish is steril, karg jord, ofruktbar