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Definitions for fertilizer
ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zərfer·til·iz·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fertilizer, fertiliser, plant foodnoun

    any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile


  1. fertilizernoun

    A natural substance that is used to make the ground more suitable for growing plants.

  2. fertilizernoun

    A chemical compound created to have the same effect.


  1. Fertilizer

    A fertilizer (American English) or fertiliser (British English; see spelling differences) is any material of natural or synthetic origin (other than liming materials) that is applied to soil or to plant tissues to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Many sources of fertilizer exist, both natural and industrially produced.


  1. fertilizer

    Fertilizer is a substance or compound that is added to soil or land to increase its fertility and promote plant growth. It typically contains essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are necessary for the healthy growth and development of plants. Fertilizers can be organic, derived from natural sources like compost, or inorganic, made from synthetic chemicals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fertilizernoun

    one who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid

  2. Fertilizernoun

    that which renders fertile; a general name for commercial manures, as guano, phosphate of lime, etc


  1. Fertilizer

    Fertilizer is any organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin that is added to a soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Conservative estimates report 30 to 50% of crop yields are attributed to natural or synthetic commercial fertilizer. European fertilizer market is expected to grow to €15.3 billion by 2018. Mined inorganic fertilizers have been used for many centuries, whereas chemically synthesized inorganic fertilizers were only widely developed during the industrial revolution. Increased understanding and use of fertilizers were important parts of the pre-industrial British Agricultural Revolution and the industrial Green Revolution of the 20th century. Inorganic fertilizer use has also significantly supported global population growth — it has been estimated that almost half the people on the Earth are currently fed as a result of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use. Fertilizers typically provide, in varying proportions: ⁕six macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur; ⁕eight micronutrients: boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, zinc and nickel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertilizer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fertilizer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fertilizer in a Sentence

  1. Hal Reed:

    The generation of gross profit (in U.S. fertilizer sales) comes in the spring season, so there will be a loss.

  2. Andrew White:

    One of the unique aspects of what our process does is that it catalytically converts the sulfide into sulphur. Sulphur is a fertilizer product and because the feedstock we're making it out of is a fiber that's almost a compost when we're done with it we're left with a carbon compost that's already in the fertilizer form, so we don't have to any reprocessing. As soon as we take it out of the tanks where it's been used for gas cleaning we can apply it directly to the fields.

  3. Kim Jong:

    When the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing Plant goes into operation, it will represent a historical development in our country's fertilizer industry, it will be a glorious revolution and a splendid display of our nation's great economic potential, and it will be an uplifting banner that assures us of the achievements of our country's general economic frontline.

  4. Frank Dane:

    A man who calls bullshit fertilizer.

  5. Vicky Ewin:

    World issues are affecting us like anybody else. ... Gas is up, ag is up, fertilizer. We can't get fertilizer to farmers, and we're an ag community, those farmers are suffering.

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