HyperDic: fertilize

English > 3 senses of the word fertilize:
VERBchangefertilize, fertilise, feedprovide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
changefertilize, fecundate, fertilisemake fertile or productive
bodyfertilize, inseminate, fecundate, fertiliseintroduce semen into (a female)
fertilize > pronunciation
Soundsfer'tahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > fertilize: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningProvide with fertilizers or add nutrients to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey fertilize the trees
Example"We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
Synonymsfertilise, feed
Categoryfarming, agriculture, husbandryThe practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Narrowerdungfertilize or dress with dung
nitrifytreat (soil) with nitrates
topdressscatter manure or fertilizer over (land)
Broaderenrichmake better or improve in quality
Spanishabonar, fertilizar
Catalanadobar, fertilitzar
Nounsfertilizationmaking fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
fertilizerany substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
English > fertilize: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake fertile or productive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The course fertilized her imagination"
Synonymsfecundate, fertilise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishfecundar, fertilizar
Catalanfecundar, fertilitzar
Nounsfertilizerany substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
English > fertilize: 3 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningintroduce semen into (a female) .
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsinseminate, fecundate, fertilise
Narrowercross-fertilize, cross-fertiliseCause to undergo cross-fertilization
impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang upmake pregnant
impregnatefertilize and cause to grow
pollinate, pollenate, cross-pollinatefertilize by transfering pollen
stratifyRender fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishfecundar, fertilizar, inseminar
Catalaninseminar
Nounsfertilizationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes

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