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Meaning of fertilize

fer•ti•lize

Pronunciation: (fûr'tl-īz"), [key]
— -lized, -liz•ing.
    1. to render (the female gamete) capable of development by uniting it with the male gamete.
    2. to fecundate or impregnate (an animal or plant).
  1. to make fertile; enrich: to fertilize farmland.
  2. to make productive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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