fecundate

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verb fe·cun·date \ˈfe-kən-ˌdāt, ˈfē-\

Definition of fecundate

fecundated

fecundating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make fecund

  3. 2 :  impregnate

fecundation

play \ˌfe-kən-ˈdā-shən, ˌfē-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of fecundate

Latin fecundatus, past participle of fecundare, from fecundus


First Known Use: circa 1631


Medical Dictionary

fecundate

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transitive verb fe·cun·date \ˈfek-ən-ˌdāt, ˈfē-kən-\

Medical Definition of fecundate

fecundated

;

fecundating

fecundation

\ˌfek-ən-ˈdā-shən, ˌfē-kən-\play play noun

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