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Meaning of FERTILIZE

Pronunciation:  'fur`tlIz

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

Thesaurus Terms
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