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Noun: fertilisation  ,furt-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: fertilization)
  1. Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
    - fertilization, fecundation, impregnation
  2. Making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
    - fertilization, fecundation, dressing

Derived forms: fertilisations

Type of: conception, creation, enrichment

Encyclopedia: Fertilisation