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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.


[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.
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.
After the cancer treatment, a woman's body might recover naturally and produce mature eggs that can be fertilized.
According to the report, they then genotyped the eggs to see which male fertilized more eggs.
According to the forecast, as of today, only 3% of the projected areas have not been fertilized, the Minister added.
For example, no lawn should be fertilized more than once per month.
If the egg is fertilized, the fertilized ovum implants in the lining of the uterus at the beginning of pregnancy.
More than two-thirds of respondents approved of using therapeutic cloning (nuclear transfer of the patient's own genes) and stem cells from in vitro fertilized embryos to cure cancer or treat heart attacks.
A 2008 federal law banned the storage of fertilized human eggs due to religion-based concerns over "mixing in the lineage" between families, the English-language Khaleej Times reported.