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fertilize

verb [T] (UK usually fertilise) uk   /ˈfɜː.tɪ.laɪz/  us   /ˈfɝː.t̬əl.aɪz/

fertilize verb [T] (LAND)

to spread a natural or chemical substance on land or plants, in order to make the plants grow well

fertilize verb [T] (EGG/SEED)

to cause an egg or seed to start to develop into a new young animal or plant by joining it with a male cell: Bees fertilize the flowers by bringing pollen. Once an egg is fertilized by the sperm, it becomes an embryo.
fertilization
noun [U] (UK usually fertilisation) uk   /ˌfɜː.tɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌfɝː.t̬əl.aɪ-/
In humans, fertilization is more likely to occur at certain times of the month.
Translations of “fertilize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 土地, 施肥於…
in Russian оплодотворять, удобрять…
in Turkish dölle(n)mek, tohumla(n)mak, tabiî veya kimyevî gübre vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 土地, 施肥于…
in Polish zapłodnić, nawozić…
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