noun fer·til·iz·er \-ˌlī-zər\

: a substance (such as manure or a special chemical) that is added to soil to help the growth of plants

Full Definition of FERTILIZER

:  one that fertilizes; specifically :  a substance (as manure or a chemical mixture) used to make soil more fertile

Examples of FERTILIZER

  1. We only use organic fertilizer in our gardens.
  2. They use chemical fertilizers on their lawn.

First Known Use of FERTILIZER

circa 1661


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