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v. fer·til·ized, fer·til·iz·ing, fer·til·iz·es
1. To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
2. To make (soil, for example) fertile: Compost fertilizes the soil.
3. To spread fertilizer on: used a mechanical spreader to fertilize the lawn.
To spread fertilizer.

fer′til·iz′a·ble adj.
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[ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzd] adjfecondato/a
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Individuals had come from the rich establishment at Lebanon, from Canterbury, Harvard, and Alfred, and from all the other localities where this strange people have fertilized the rugged hills of New England by their systematic industry.
Suppose that the Supreme Being, after having created the world and fertilized chaos, had paused in the work to spare an angel the tears that might one day flow for mortal sins from her immortal eyes; suppose that when everything was in readiness and the moment had come for God to look upon his work and see that it was good -- suppose he had snuffed out the sun and tossed the world back into eternal night -- then -- even then, Mercedes, you could not imagine what I lose in sacrificing my life at this moment." Mercedes looked at the count in a way which expressed at the same time her astonishment, her admiration, and her gratitude.
Finally a certain female scientist announced the fact that she had discovered a method whereby eggs might be fertilized by chemical means after they were laid--all true reptiles, you know, are hatched from eggs.
For ages they had fertilized their eggs by an artificial process, the secret of which lay hidden in the little cave of a far-off valley where Dian and I had spent our honeymoon.
I pruned and fertilized in spring but now I'm wondering if there's anything I'm missing for this time of year?
Tokyo, July.24 (Petra) -- A science ministry committee of experts on Wednesday approved Japan's first research to inject human induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells into fertilized animal eggs with the aim of growing human organs.
When the woman's egg cells are mixed with male sperm cells in the lab to produce a fertilized egg cell that will be injected back into the woman, it is quite often the case that more than one fertilized egg cell (human embryo) is produced.
5 thousand plants of Sukh Chain, Cape Gum, and timber for plantation at Jehlum have also agriculturally prepared which will be fertilized the next year in February and March.
After the cancer treatment, a woman's body might recover naturally and produce mature eggs that can be fertilized. However, the medical team may recommend waiting for six months to two years before trying to get pregnant.
Moreover, a significant (P<0.05) decrease was observed in n-6 value between the fertilized eggs and the absorbed yolk-sac larvae.
According to the report, they then genotyped the eggs to see which male fertilized more eggs.