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Gelded vs. Barren

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Geldedverb

simple past tense and past participle of geld

Barrenadjective

(not comparable) Unable to bear children; sterile.

‘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?’;

Geldedadjective

Castrated.

Barrenadjective

Of poor fertility, infertile; not producing vegetation.

Geldedadjective

(of a male animal) having the testicles removed;

‘a cut horse’;

Barrenadjective

Bleak.

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Barrenadjective

Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.

Barrenadjective

Mentally dull; stupid.

Barrennoun

An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.

‘The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.’;

Barrenadjective

Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; - said of women and female animals.

‘She was barren of children.’;

Barrenadjective

Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; sterile.

Barrenadjective

Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.

‘Brilliant but barren reveries.’; ‘Some schemes will appear barren of hints and matter.’;

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Barrenadjective

Mentally dull; stupid.

Barrennoun

A tract of barren land.

Barrennoun

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.

Barrennoun

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation;

‘the barrens of central Africa’; ‘the trackless wastes of the desert’;

Barrenadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance;

‘bare rocky hills’; ‘barren lands’; ‘the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes’; ‘the desolate surface of the moon’; ‘a stark landscape’;

Barrenadjective

not bearing offspring;

‘a barren woman’; ‘learned early in his marriage that he was sterile’;

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Barrenadjective

incapable of sustaining life;

‘the dead and barren Moon’;

Barrenadjective

(of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation

‘the barren, burnt-up countryside’; ‘the plains of Kyrenia were barren’;

Barrenadjective

(of a tree or plant) not producing fruit or seed

‘the barren fig tree’;

Barrenadjective

showing no results or achievements; unproductive

‘he scored yesterday to end his barren spell’;

Barrenadjective

(of a woman) infertile.

Barrenadjective

(of a female animal) not pregnant or unable to become so.

Barrenadjective

(of a place or building) bleak and lifeless

‘the sports hall turned out to be a rather barren concrete building’; ‘the flat feels too tidy, almost barren’;

Barrenadjective

empty of meaning or value

‘your life will be barren’;

Barrenadjective

devoid of

‘the room was barren of furniture’;

Barrennoun

a barren tract or tracts of land

‘the Newfoundland barrens’;

Barrennoun

a group or drove of mules

‘the Greeks were seen to drive a barren of mules’;

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