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fer·til·iz·er

 (fûr′tl-ī′zər)
n.
Any of a large number of natural and synthetic materials, including manure and nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium compounds, spread on or worked into soil to increase its capacity to support plant growth.

fertilizer

(ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzə) or

fertiliser

n
1. (Agriculture) any substance, such as manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity
2. (Biology) an object or organism such as an insect that fertilizes an animal or plant

fer•ti•liz•er

(ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zər)

n.
1. any substance used to fertilize the soil.
2. one that fertilizes.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fertilizer - any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertilefertilizer - any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
organic, organic fertiliser, organic fertilizer - a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
soda niter, sodium nitrate - (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
niter, nitre, potassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
ammonium nitrate - used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant

fertilizer

noun compost, muck, manure, dung, guano, marl, bone meal, dressing Add some fertilizer to the soil.
Translations
hnojivoumělé hnojivo
gødning
lannoiteapulantakeinolannoite
gnojivo
műtrágyatrágya
áburîur
肥料
비료
hnojivo
gnojilo
gödsel
ปุ๋ย
phân bón

fertilizer

[ˈfɜːtɪlaɪzəʳ] N (for soil, land) → abono m (artificial), fertilizante m

fertilizer

[ˈfɜːrtɪlaɪzər] fertiliser (British) nengrais m

fertilizer

nDünger m, → Düngemittel nt; artificial fertilizerKunstdünger m

fertilizer

[ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzəʳ] nfertilizzante m

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.

fertilizer

سَماد hnojivo gødning Düngemittel λίπασμα abono, fertilizante lannoite engrais gnojivo fertilizzante 肥料 비료 kunstmest gjødsel nawóz adubo удобрение gödsel ปุ๋ย gübre phân bón 肥料

fertilizer

n. fertilizante.
References in classic literature ?
There was a building in which the bristles were cleaned and dried, for the making of hair cushions and such things; there was a building where the skins were dried and tanned, there was another where heads and feet were made into glue, and another where bones were made into fertilizer.
We became very familiar with the fertilizer in the Forest.
Even when his starving acres have convinced him of the need for fertilizing, he can't see the difference between cheap fertilizer and good fertilizer.
These soiled, once-blue overalls, these heavy, manure-spotted shoes, this greasy, shapeless straw hat, with its dozen matches showing their red heads over the band, the good soils and fertilizers of Kansas resting placidly in his ears and the lines of his neck--such a Romeo might not tempt his Juliet; he must spruce up.
The fertilizer market in Iran is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 3.
com/research/3tlfpq/chinas) has announced the addition of the "China's Fertilizer Market Review & Outlook Outline 2014-2015" report to their offering.
Contract awarded for acquisition of fertilizer for agricultural use, 2014
Islamabad, April 21, 2011 (Frontier Star): The country has sufficient stock of urea and DAP fertilizer for Kharif Crop, but if the present situation of shutdown in gas supply to fertilizer companies continues then there might be a shortage of fertilizers by the end of upcoming August.
The government will soon replace 50% of chemical fertilizers with organic fertilizers for food crops Anton said the fund will be used to finance 20,000 units of organic fertilizer projects.
The result of combining strengths is a company that has 60 percent of the crop protection chemical market share in Alabama and about 50 percent of the fertilizer business.
Top dressing is adding the fertilizer to the top inch or two of soil around the root zone and scratching or mixing it in so that it does not run-off.
Then imagine that your sprinkler water carried not only liquid fertilizer but also organic polymers that would, in time, reduce by up to 50 percent the amount of water you needed to apply to your lawn and garden.