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Definition of barren:

  1. A tract of barren land.
  2. 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.
  3. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; - said of women and female animals.
  4. Mentally dull; stupid.
  5. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; rile.
  6. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.


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