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