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fer·ti·lize

fertilize

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr t laIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fertilizes, fertilizing, fertilized
definition 1: to make able to produce babies, seeds, fruit, or eggs.
The male fish fertilizes the eggs of the female fish.
definition 2: to make more able to support plants and crops.
Farmers fertilize their fields.
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derivation: fertilizable (adj.)
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  farm, reproduce, seed