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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.
definition 2: to make more capable of producing new plants or stronger plants by adding natural or chemical substances.
The gardener fertilizes the soil for her tomato plants in the spring.
definition 3: to spread fertilizer over (a planted area).
He fertilizes his lawn.
derivation: fertilizable (adj.)
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