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pol·li·nate

 (pŏl′ə-nāt′)
v. pol·li·nat·ed, pol·li·nat·ing, pol·li·nates
1. To transfer pollen from an anther of an angiosperm to (a stigma, flower, or plant).
2. To transfer pollen from a microsporangium of a gymnosperm to (an ovule, cone, or plant).

[New Latin pollen, pollin-, pollen (from Latin, fine flour) + -ate.]

pol′li·na′tion n.
pol′li·na′tor n.

pollinate

(ˈpɒlɪˌneɪt)
vb
(Botany) (tr) to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)
ˌpolliˈnation n
ˈpolliˌnator n

pol•li•nate

(ˈpɒl əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to convey pollen to the stigma of (a flower).
[1870–75; < New Latin pollin- (s. of pollen) pollen + -ate1]
pol`li•na′tion, n.
pol′li•na`tor, n.

pollinate


Past participle: pollinated
Gerund: pollinating

Imperative
pollinate
pollinate
Present
I pollinate
you pollinate
he/she/it pollinates
we pollinate
you pollinate
they pollinate
Preterite
I pollinated
you pollinated
he/she/it pollinated
we pollinated
you pollinated
they pollinated
Present Continuous
I am pollinating
you are pollinating
he/she/it is pollinating
we are pollinating
you are pollinating
they are pollinating
Present Perfect
I have pollinated
you have pollinated
he/she/it has pollinated
we have pollinated
you have pollinated
they have pollinated
Past Continuous
I was pollinating
you were pollinating
he/she/it was pollinating
we were pollinating
you were pollinating
they were pollinating
Past Perfect
I had pollinated
you had pollinated
he/she/it had pollinated
we had pollinated
you had pollinated
they had pollinated
Future
I will pollinate
you will pollinate
he/she/it will pollinate
we will pollinate
you will pollinate
they will pollinate
Future Perfect
I will have pollinated
you will have pollinated
he/she/it will have pollinated
we will have pollinated
you will have pollinated
they will have pollinated
Future Continuous
I will be pollinating
you will be pollinating
he/she/it will be pollinating
we will be pollinating
you will be pollinating
they will be pollinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pollinating
you have been pollinating
he/she/it has been pollinating
we have been pollinating
you have been pollinating
they have been pollinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pollinating
you will have been pollinating
he/she/it will have been pollinating
we will have been pollinating
you will have been pollinating
they will have been pollinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pollinating
you had been pollinating
he/she/it had been pollinating
we had been pollinating
you had been pollinating
they had been pollinating
Conditional
I would pollinate
you would pollinate
he/she/it would pollinate
we would pollinate
you would pollinate
they would pollinate
Past Conditional
I would have pollinated
you would have pollinated
he/she/it would have pollinated
we would have pollinated
you would have pollinated
they would have pollinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pollinate - fertilize by transfering pollen
fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)
Translations
يُلَقِّح
opylit
bestøve
beporoz
frjóvga, fræva
opeliť
çiçek tozuyla döllemekpolenlemek

pollinate

[ˈpɒlɪneɪt] VTpolinizar

pollinate

[ˈpɒlɪneɪt] vt [+ plant, tree] → féconder

pollinate

vtbestäuben

pollinate

[ˈpɒlɪˌneɪt] vtimpollinare

pollen

(ˈpolən) noun
the powder inside a flower which fertilizes other flowers. Bees carry pollen from flower to flower.
pollinate (ˈpoləneit) verb
to make (a plant) fertile by carrying pollen to it from another flower. Insects pollinate the flowers.
ˌpolliˈnation noun
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