cross-fertilize

Definitions of cross-fertilize
  1. verb
    cause to undergo cross-fertilization
    “Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans”
    synonyms: cross-fertilise
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    type of:
    fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate
    introduce semen into (a female)
  2. verb
    undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
    synonyms: cross-fertilise
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    type of:
    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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