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cross-pol·li·nate

(krôs′pŏl′ə-nāt′, krŏs′-)
tr.v. cross-pol·li·nat·ed, cross-pol·li·nat·ing, cross-pol·li·nates
1. To pollinate (a flower) by means of cross-pollination.
2. To influence or inspire (another), especially in a reciprocal manner.

cross-pollinate

vb
(Botany) to subject or be subjected to cross-pollination

cross′-pol′linate



v.t. -pol•li•nat•ed, -pol•li•nat•ing.
to subject to cross-pollination.
[1895–1900]

cross-pollinate


Past participle: cross-pollinated
Gerund: cross-pollinating

Imperative
cross-pollinate
cross-pollinate
Present
I cross-pollinate
you cross-pollinate
he/she/it cross-pollinates
we cross-pollinate
you cross-pollinate
they cross-pollinate
Preterite
I cross-pollinated
you cross-pollinated
he/she/it cross-pollinated
we cross-pollinated
you cross-pollinated
they cross-pollinated
Present Continuous
I am cross-pollinating
you are cross-pollinating
he/she/it is cross-pollinating
we are cross-pollinating
you are cross-pollinating
they are cross-pollinating
Present Perfect
I have cross-pollinated
you have cross-pollinated
he/she/it has cross-pollinated
we have cross-pollinated
you have cross-pollinated
they have cross-pollinated
Past Continuous
I was cross-pollinating
you were cross-pollinating
he/she/it was cross-pollinating
we were cross-pollinating
you were cross-pollinating
they were cross-pollinating
Past Perfect
I had cross-pollinated
you had cross-pollinated
he/she/it had cross-pollinated
we had cross-pollinated
you had cross-pollinated
they had cross-pollinated
Future
I will cross-pollinate
you will cross-pollinate
he/she/it will cross-pollinate
we will cross-pollinate
you will cross-pollinate
they will cross-pollinate
Future Perfect
I will have cross-pollinated
you will have cross-pollinated
he/she/it will have cross-pollinated
we will have cross-pollinated
you will have cross-pollinated
they will have cross-pollinated
Future Continuous
I will be cross-pollinating
you will be cross-pollinating
he/she/it will be cross-pollinating
we will be cross-pollinating
you will be cross-pollinating
they will be cross-pollinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cross-pollinating
you have been cross-pollinating
he/she/it has been cross-pollinating
we have been cross-pollinating
you have been cross-pollinating
they have been cross-pollinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cross-pollinating
you will have been cross-pollinating
he/she/it will have been cross-pollinating
we will have been cross-pollinating
you will have been cross-pollinating
they will have been cross-pollinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cross-pollinating
you had been cross-pollinating
he/she/it had been cross-pollinating
we had been cross-pollinating
you had been cross-pollinating
they had been cross-pollinating
Conditional
I would cross-pollinate
you would cross-pollinate
he/she/it would cross-pollinate
we would cross-pollinate
you would cross-pollinate
they would cross-pollinate
Past Conditional
I would have cross-pollinated
you would have cross-pollinated
he/she/it would have cross-pollinated
we would have cross-pollinated
you would have cross-pollinated
they would have cross-pollinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cross-pollinate - fertilize by transfering pollen
fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)
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