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(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.
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Adj.1.cross-pollinating - of or relating to or characteristic of cross-pollination
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