fertilize

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verb fer·til·ize \ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of fertilize

fertilized

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fertilizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make fertile: such asa :  to apply a fertilizer to fertilize landb :  to cause the fertilization of

fertilizable

play \ˈfər-tə-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 English Language Learners

fertilize

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verb fer·til·ize \ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

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

fertilize

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verb fer·til·ize \ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of fertilize for Students

fertilized

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fertilizing

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


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