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Meaning of FERTILIZE

Pronunciation:  'fur`tlIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  introduce semen into (a female)
  2. [v]  provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; in agriculture and gardening; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
  3. [v]  make fertile or productive; "The course fertilized her imagination"
 

FERTILIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fecundate, fecundate, feed, fertilise, fertilise, inseminate
 
 See Also: alter, alter, bang up, change, change, cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate, dung, enrich, impregnate, knock up, nitrify, pollenate, pollinate, prang up, stratify, topdress

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fer"ti*lize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fertilized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Fertilizing}.] [Cf. F. fertiliser.]
1. To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for
   plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize
   land, soil, ground, and meadows.

         And fertilize the field that each pretends to gain.
                                               --Byron.

2. To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower. --A. R. Wallace.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: backset, compost, cross-fertilize, cross-pollen, cross-pollinate, cross-pollinize, cultivate, culture, cut, delve, dig, dress, enrich, fallow, fatten, fecundate, fecundify, feed, force, fructify, get with child, get with young, harrow, hoe, impregnate, inseminate, list, manure, mulch, nourish, plow, pollen, pollinate, pollinize, prolificate, prune, rake, spade, spermatize, thin, thin out, till, till the soil, weed, weed out, work
 

 

 

 

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