fertilizer

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noun fer·til·iz·er \ˈfər-tə-ˌlī-zər\

Definition of fertilizer

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

Examples of fertilizer in a sentence

  1. We only use organic fertilizer in our gardens.

  2. They use chemical fertilizers on their lawn.

Circa 1661

First Known Use of fertilizer

circa 1661


FERTILIZER Defined for English Language Learners

fertilizer

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noun fer·til·iz·er \ˈfər-tə-ˌlī-zər\

Definition of fertilizer for English Language Learners

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


FERTILIZER Defined for Kids

fertilizer

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noun fer·til·iz·er \ˈfər-tə-ˌlī-zər\

Definition of fertilizer for Students

  1. :  material added to soil to make it more fertile



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