fertilise

fertilise
verb
1. make fertile or productive
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The course fertilized her imagination

Syn: ↑fertilize, ↑fecundate
Derivationally related forms: ↑fecundation (for: ↑fecundate), ↑fertilizer (for: ↑fertilize)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. introduce semen into (a female)
Syn: ↑inseminate, ↑fecundate, ↑fertilize
Derivationally related forms: ↑fertilization (for: ↑fertilize), ↑fecundation (for: ↑fecundate), ↑insemination (for: ↑inseminate), ↑semen (for: ↑inseminate)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

3. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
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We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants

Syn: ↑fertilize, ↑feed
Derivationally related forms: ↑fertilization (for: ↑fertilize), ↑fertilizer (for: ↑fertilize)
Topics: ↑farming, ↑agriculture, ↑husbandry
Hypernyms: ↑enrich
Hyponyms: ↑nitrify, ↑dung, ↑topdress
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something


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  • fertilise — (Brit.) v. impregnate, inseminate; enrich the soil by the addition of organic or chemical substances (also fertilize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fertilisé — Fertilisé, [fertilis]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fertilise — fer|til|ise [ fɜrtl,aız ] a British spelling of fertilize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • cross-fertilise — verb 1. undergo cross fertilization; become fertile • Syn: ↑cross fertilize • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross fertilisation, ↑cross fertilization (for: ↑cross fertilize) • …   Useful english dictionary

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