Examples of fertilize in a Sentence
A single sperm fertilizes an egg.
Bees fertilize plants as they collect nectar from flowers.
He fertilizes the lawn every year.
The soil is so rich there is no need to fertilize.
First Known Use of fertilize
FERTILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fertilize for English Language Learners
: 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)
FERTILIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of fertilize for Students
: to make fertile or more fertile a fertilized egg Workers fertilized the garden with nutrients.
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