1. An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.
    The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.


  1. 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?
  2. of poor fertility, infertile; not producing vegetation
  3. bleak
  4. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
  5. Mentally dull; stupid.

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