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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.
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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
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fer•ti•liz•er

(ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zər)

n.
1. any substance used to fertilize the soil.
2. one that fertilizes.
[1655–65]
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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
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fertilizer

noun compost, muck, manure, dung, guano, marl, bone meal, dressing Add some fertilizer to the soil.
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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
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fertilizer

[ˈfɜːrtɪlaɪzər] fertiliser (British) nengrais m
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fertilizer

nDünger m, → Düngemittel nt; artificial fertilizerKunstdünger m
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fertilizer

[ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzəʳ] nfertilizzante m
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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.
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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
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fertilizer

n. fertilizante.
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