fertilizer

noun fer·til·iz·er \ ˈfər-tə-ˌlī-zər \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of fertilizer

: one that fertilizes; specifically : a substance (such 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.

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First Known Use of fertilizer

circa 1661


FERTILIZER Defined for English Language Learners

fertilizer

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

noun fer·til·iz·er \ ˈfər-tə-ˌlī-zər \

Definition of fertilizer for Students

: material added to soil to make it more fertile


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