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ˈpɒl əˌneɪtpol·li·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollinate, pollenate, cross-pollinateverb

    fertilize by transfering pollen


  1. pollinateverb

    To apply pollen to (a stigma).

  2. pollinateadjective



  1. pollinate

    Pollinate refers to the process in which pollen is transferred from the male parts of a plant (the anther or male stamen) to the female parts (the stigma) of the same or another plant, allowing fertilization and the production of seeds to occur. This process can be facilitated through various means such as wind, insects, birds, or other animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pollinateadjective


  2. Pollinateverb

    to apply pollen to (a stigma)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pollinate in a Sentence

  1. Taylor Ricketts:

    Wild bees help pollinate many of our most nutritious crops, support natural ecosystems and contribute over $3 billion to the U.S. economy each year.

  2. Angel Waldron:

    Warmer temperatures allow the trees to pollinate earlier and for longer times, we didn't used to see our cars covered in pollen before March, but we do now, and we hear from people all the time who are dealing with allergies for a lot longer than they used to when they were little. That's definitely connected to climate change.

  3. Alfonso Perez:

    While surviving in 100 beehives on Hickenbottom’s property, the insects were owned and maintained by Alfonso Perez. He leases the property during the winter, and Alfonso Perez leases the beehives to pollinate almond trees throughout California. Somebody came here, and tipped over all the boxes, and sprayed them with diesel fuel, it killed a whole bunch of bees.

  4. Christina Grozinger:

    There is little chance this can replace pollinators, pollinators have evolved specialized behaviors to work with different kinds of flowers. The proposed artificial pollinator does not have any of these specialized behaviors, and thus really can only 'pollinate' flowers that are extremely easy to pollinate.

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