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fertilize

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verb fer·til·ize \ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of fertilize

  • : to make (an egg) able to grow and develop

  • : to make (a plant or flower) able to produce seeds

  • : to make (soil, land, etc.) richer and better able to support plant growth by adding chemicals or a natural substance (such as manure)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fertilize

fertilized

fertilizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make fertile: as a :  to apply a fertilizer to <fertilize land> b :  to cause the fertilization of

fertilizable

play \-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of fertilize in a sentence

  1. A single sperm fertilizes an egg.

  2. Bees fertilize plants as they collect nectar from flowers.

  3. He fertilizes the lawn every year.

  4. The soil is so rich there is no need to fertilize.



1621

First Known Use of fertilize

1621


FERTILIZE Defined for Kids

fertilize

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verb fer·til·ize \ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of fertilize for Students

fertilized

fertilizing

  1. :  to make fertile or more fertile <a fertilized egg> <Workers fertilized the garden with nutrients.>




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