fertilize

Definitions of fertilize
  1. verb
    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
    “We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants”
    synonyms: feed, fertilise
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    types:
    nitrify
    treat (soil) with nitrates
    dung
    fertilize or dress with dung
    topdress
    scatter manure or fertilizer over (land)
    type of:
    enrich
    make better or improve in quality
  2. verb
    make fertile or productive
    “The course fertilized her imagination”
    synonyms: fecundate, fertilise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    introduce semen into (a female)
    synonyms: fecundate, fertilise, inseminate
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    stratify
    render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
    bang up, impregnate
    make pregnant
    impregnate
    fertilize and cause to grow
    cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize
    cause to undergo cross-fertilization
    cross-pollinate, pollenate, pollinate
    fertilize by transfering pollen
    inoculate
    impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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