What does fertilize mean?

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ˈfɜr tlˌaɪzfer·til·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fertilize, fertilise, feedverb

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

  2. fertilize, fecundate, fertiliseverb

    make fertile or productive

    "The course fertilized her imagination"

  3. inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertiliseverb

    introduce semen into (a female)


  1. fertilizeverb

    To make (the soil) more fertile by adding nutrients to it.

  2. fertilizeverb

    To make more creative or intellectually productive.

    to fertilize one's imagination

  3. fertilizeverb

    To cause to produce offspring through insemination; to inseminate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Fertilizeverb

    To make fruitful; to make plenteous; to make productive; to fecundate.

    Etymology: fertiliser, French.

    Rain-water carries along with it a sort of terrestrial matter that fertilizes the land, as being proper for the formation of vegetables. John Woodward, Natural History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertilizeverb

    to make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows

  2. Fertilizeverb

    to fecundate; as, to fertilize flower

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. fertiliser.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertilize in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertilize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fertilize in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We will go far away, to nowhere, to conquer, to fertilize until we become tired. Then we will stop and there will be our home.

  2. Phil Verleger:

    A lot of truckers just won't be able to operate, if you're a farmer, you may have to leave some acres fallow, or won't fertilize as much. The macroeconomists don't get this. It's going to come back and haunt us all.

  3. Rebecca West:

    Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

  4. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.

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