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fer·til·ize

 (fûr′tl-īz′)
v. fer·til·ized, fer·til·iz·ing, fer·til·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
2. To make (soil, for example) fertile: Compost fertilizes the soil.
3. To spread fertilizer on: used a mechanical spreader to fertilize the lawn.
v.intr.
To spread fertilizer.

fer′til·iz′a·ble adj.

fertilize

(ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪz) or

fertilise

vb (tr)
1. (Biology) to provide (an animal, plant, or egg cell) with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization
2. (Agriculture) to supply (soil or water) with mineral and organic nutrients to aid the growth of plants
3. to make fertile or productive
ˈfertiˌlizable, ˈfertiˌlisable adj

fer•ti•lize

(ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
1.
a. to render (the female gamete) capable of development by uniting it with the male gamete.
b. to fecundate or impregnate (an animal, plant, or other organism).
2. to make fertile; enrich: to fertilize farmland.
3. to make productive.
[1640–50]
fer′ti•liz`a•ble, adj.
fer`ti•liz`a•bil′i•ty, n.

fertilize


Past participle: fertilized
Gerund: fertilizing

Imperative
fertilize
fertilize
Present
I fertilize
you fertilize
he/she/it fertilizes
we fertilize
you fertilize
they fertilize
Preterite
I fertilized
you fertilized
he/she/it fertilized
we fertilized
you fertilized
they fertilized
Present Continuous
I am fertilizing
you are fertilizing
he/she/it is fertilizing
we are fertilizing
you are fertilizing
they are fertilizing
Present Perfect
I have fertilized
you have fertilized
he/she/it has fertilized
we have fertilized
you have fertilized
they have fertilized
Past Continuous
I was fertilizing
you were fertilizing
he/she/it was fertilizing
we were fertilizing
you were fertilizing
they were fertilizing
Past Perfect
I had fertilized
you had fertilized
he/she/it had fertilized
we had fertilized
you had fertilized
they had fertilized
Future
I will fertilize
you will fertilize
he/she/it will fertilize
we will fertilize
you will fertilize
they will fertilize
Future Perfect
I will have fertilized
you will have fertilized
he/she/it will have fertilized
we will have fertilized
you will have fertilized
they will have fertilized
Future Continuous
I will be fertilizing
you will be fertilizing
he/she/it will be fertilizing
we will be fertilizing
you will be fertilizing
they will be fertilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fertilizing
you have been fertilizing
he/she/it has been fertilizing
we have been fertilizing
you have been fertilizing
they have been fertilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fertilizing
you will have been fertilizing
he/she/it will have been fertilizing
we will have been fertilizing
you will have been fertilizing
they will have been fertilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fertilizing
you had been fertilizing
he/she/it had been fertilizing
we had been fertilizing
you had been fertilizing
they had been fertilizing
Conditional
I would fertilize
you would fertilize
he/she/it would fertilize
we would fertilize
you would fertilize
they would fertilize
Past Conditional
I would have fertilized
you would have fertilized
he/she/it would have fertilized
we would have fertilized
you would have fertilized
they would have fertilized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fertilize - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
enrich - make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"
nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates
dung - fertilize or dress with dung; "you must dung the land"
topdress - scatter manure or fertilizer over (land)
2.fertilize - make fertile or productive; "The course fertilized her imagination"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)  
stratify - render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
knock up, prang up, bang up, impregnate - make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize - cause to undergo cross-fertilization; "Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans"
cross-pollinate, pollenate, pollinate - fertilize by transfering pollen
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

fertilize

verb
1. inseminate, impregnate, pollinate, make pregnant, fructify, make fruitful, fecundate sperm levels needed to fertilize the egg
2. enrich, feed, compost, manure, mulch, top-dress, dress grown in recently fertilized soil

fertilize

verb
To make fertile:
Translations
oplodnitpohnojitzúrodnithnojit
befrugtegøde
hedelmöittäälannoittaaravita
megtermékenyíttermékenyít
bera áburî á; frjóvga
oplodniťzúrodniť
döllemekgübrelemek

fertilize

[ˈfɜːtɪlaɪz] VT
1. [+ egg] → fecundar
2. (Agr) [+ land, soil] → abonar, fertilizar

fertilize

[ˈfɜːrtɪlaɪz] fertilise (British) vt
[+ soil] → fertiliser
[+ egg] → féconder; [+ female plant] → féconder

fertilize

vt animal, egg, flowerbefruchten; land, soildüngen

fertilize

[ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪz] vt (egg) → fecondare (Agr) (land, soil) → fertilizzare

fertile

(ˈfəːtail) adjective
1. producing a lot. fertile fields; a fertile mind/imagination.
2. able to produce fruit, children, young animals etc. fertile seed.
ferˈtility (-ˈti-) noun
the state or condition of being fertile.
fertilize, fertilise (-ti-) verb
to make fertile. He fertilized his fields with manure; An egg must be fertilized before it can develop.
ˌfertiliˈzation, ˌfertiliˈsation noun
ˈfertilizer, ˈfertiliser (-ti-) noun
a substance (manure, chemicals etc) used to make land (more) fertile.

fertilize

vt. fecundar, hacer fértil.

fertilize

vt fecundar
References in classic literature ?
I told him I wasn't in the habit of fertilising my back yard with cream.
We can understand this remarkable fact, which offers so strong a contrast with terrestrial plants, on the view of an occasional cross being indispensable, by considering the medium in which terrestrial animals live, and the nature of the fertilising element; for we know of no means, analogous to the action of insects and of the wind in the case of plants, by which an occasional cross could be effected with terrestrial animals without the concurrence of two individuals.
Edwards made some fundamental contributions in the field: how human eggs mature, how different hormones regulate their maturation, and at which time point the eggs are susceptible to the fertilising sperm.