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Meaning of FRUCTIFY

Pronunciation:  'fruktu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  bear fruit, of plants
  2. [v]  make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified"
  3. [v]  become productive or fruitful; "The seeds fructified"

FRUCTIFY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: set
 See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate, multiply, procreate, reproduce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fruc"ti*fy\ (fr[u^]k"t[i^]*f[imac]), v. i. [F.
    fructifier, L. fructificare; fructus fruit + -ficare (only in
    comp.), akin to L. facere to make. See {Fruit}, and {Fact}.]
    To bear fruit. ``Causeth the earth to fructify.''
  2. \Fruc"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fructified}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Fructifying}.]
    To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to
    fructify the earth.
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