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Noun: barrenness  ba-run-nus or ber-un-nus [N. Amer], ba-run-nus [Brit]
  1. The state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
     
  2. The quality of yielding nothing of value
    - fruitlessness, aridity

Type of: infertility, quality, sterility

Encyclopedia: Barrenness