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fe·cun·date

 (fē′kən-dāt′, fĕk′ən-)
tr.v. fe·cun·dat·ed, fe·cun·dat·ing, fe·cun·dates
1. To make fecund or fruitful.
2. To impregnate; fertilize.

[Latin fēcundāre, fēcundāt-, from fēcundus, fruitful; see fecund.]

fe′cun·da′tion n.

fecundate

(ˈfiːkənˌdeɪt; ˈfɛk-)
vb (tr)
1. to make fruitful
2. to fertilize; impregnate
[C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize]
ˌfecunˈdation n
ˈfecunˌdator n
fecundatory adj

fe•cun•date

(ˈfi kənˌdeɪt, ˈfɛk ən-)

v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
1. to make prolific or fruitful.
2. to impregnate or fertilize.
[1625–35; < Latin fēcundātus. See fecund, -ate1]
fe`cun•da′tion, n.

fecundate


Past participle: fecundated
Gerund: fecundating

Imperative
fecundate
fecundate
Present
I fecundate
you fecundate
he/she/it fecundates
we fecundate
you fecundate
they fecundate
Preterite
I fecundated
you fecundated
he/she/it fecundated
we fecundated
you fecundated
they fecundated
Present Continuous
I am fecundating
you are fecundating
he/she/it is fecundating
we are fecundating
you are fecundating
they are fecundating
Present Perfect
I have fecundated
you have fecundated
he/she/it has fecundated
we have fecundated
you have fecundated
they have fecundated
Past Continuous
I was fecundating
you were fecundating
he/she/it was fecundating
we were fecundating
you were fecundating
they were fecundating
Past Perfect
I had fecundated
you had fecundated
he/she/it had fecundated
we had fecundated
you had fecundated
they had fecundated
Future
I will fecundate
you will fecundate
he/she/it will fecundate
we will fecundate
you will fecundate
they will fecundate
Future Perfect
I will have fecundated
you will have fecundated
he/she/it will have fecundated
we will have fecundated
you will have fecundated
they will have fecundated
Future Continuous
I will be fecundating
you will be fecundating
he/she/it will be fecundating
we will be fecundating
you will be fecundating
they will be fecundating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fecundating
you have been fecundating
he/she/it has been fecundating
we have been fecundating
you have been fecundating
they have been fecundating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fecundating
you will have been fecundating
he/she/it will have been fecundating
we will have been fecundating
you will have been fecundating
they will have been fecundating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fecundating
you had been fecundating
he/she/it had been fecundating
we had been fecundating
you had been fecundating
they had been fecundating
Conditional
I would fecundate
you would fecundate
he/she/it would fecundate
we would fecundate
you would fecundate
they would fecundate
Past Conditional
I would have fecundated
you would have fecundated
he/she/it would have fecundated
we would have fecundated
you would have fecundated
they would have fecundated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fecundate - make fertile or productive; "The course fertilized her imagination"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.fecundate - introduce semen into (a female)fecundate - introduce semen into (a female)  
stratify - render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
knock up, prang up, bang up, impregnate - make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize - cause to undergo cross-fertilization; "Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans"
cross-pollinate, pollenate, pollinate - fertilize by transfering pollen
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

fecundate

verb
To make fertile:
Translations

fecundate

vtbefruchten
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