HyperDic: fertilization

English > 2 senses of the word fertilization:
NOUNeventfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
eventfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, dressingmaking fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
fertilization > pronunciation
Soundsfer.tahlihzey'shahn
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English > fertilization: 2 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.
Synonymsfertilisation, fecundation, impregnation
Narrowercross-fertilization, cross-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
pollination, pollenationtransfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
self-fertilization, self-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
superfecundationfertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
superfetationfertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun
Broadercreation, conceptionThe event that occurred at the beginning of something
Spanishfecundación, fertilización
Catalanfecundació
Verbsfertilizeintroduce semen into (a female)
English > fertilization: 2 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningmaking fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.
Synonymsfertilisation, fecundation, dressing
Narrowertop dressingA layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
BroaderenrichmentAct of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
Spanishabono, fecundación, fertilización
Catalanfertilització
Verbsfertilizeprovide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

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