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 (frŭk′tə-fī′, fro͝ok′-)
v. fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing, fruc·ti·fies
To make fruitful or productive.
To bear fruit.

[Middle English fructifien, to bear fruit, from Old French fructifier, from Latin frūctificāre : frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ficāre, -fy.]
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(ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪ; ˈfrʊk-)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Botany) to bear or cause to bear fruit
2. to make or become productive or fruitful
[C14: from Old French fructifier, from Late Latin frūctificāre to bear fruit, from Latin frūctus fruit + facere to make, produce]
ˈfructiˌfier n
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(ˈfrʌk təˌfaɪ, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk-)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.i.
1. to bear fruit; become fruitful.
2. to make fruitful or productive; fertilize.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French fructifier < Latin frūctificāre]
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Past participle: fructified
Gerund: fructifying

I fructify
you fructify
he/she/it fructifies
we fructify
you fructify
they fructify
I fructified
you fructified
he/she/it fructified
we fructified
you fructified
they fructified
Present Continuous
I am fructifying
you are fructifying
he/she/it is fructifying
we are fructifying
you are fructifying
they are fructifying
Present Perfect
I have fructified
you have fructified
he/she/it has fructified
we have fructified
you have fructified
they have fructified
Past Continuous
I was fructifying
you were fructifying
he/she/it was fructifying
we were fructifying
you were fructifying
they were fructifying
Past Perfect
I had fructified
you had fructified
he/she/it had fructified
we had fructified
you had fructified
they had fructified
I will fructify
you will fructify
he/she/it will fructify
we will fructify
you will fructify
they will fructify
Future Perfect
I will have fructified
you will have fructified
he/she/it will have fructified
we will have fructified
you will have fructified
they will have fructified
Future Continuous
I will be fructifying
you will be fructifying
he/she/it will be fructifying
we will be fructifying
you will be fructifying
they will be fructifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fructifying
you have been fructifying
he/she/it has been fructifying
we have been fructifying
you have been fructifying
they have been fructifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fructifying
you will have been fructifying
he/she/it will have been fructifying
we will have been fructifying
you will have been fructifying
they will have been fructifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fructifying
you had been fructifying
he/she/it had been fructifying
we had been fructifying
you had been fructifying
they had been fructifying
I would fructify
you would fructify
he/she/it would fructify
we would fructify
you would fructify
they would fructify
Past Conditional
I would have fructified
you would have fructified
he/she/it would have fructified
we would have fructified
you would have fructified
they would have fructified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fructify - become productive or fruitful; "The seeds fructified"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
2.fructify - make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
3.fructify - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
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[ˈfrʌktɪfaɪ] VI (frm) → fructificar
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vt (lit, fig) seed, writingbefruchten
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