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Verb: fertilise  'fur-ti,lIz or 'fur-t(u)l,Iz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: fertilize)
  1. Make fertile or productive
    "The course fertilised her imagination";
    - fertilize, fecundate
     
  2. (farming) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
    "We should fertilise soil if we want to grow healthy plants";
    - fertilize, feed, enrich
     
  3. Introduce semen into (a female)
    - inseminate, fecundate, fertilize

Derived forms: fertilising, fertilises, fertilised

Type of: alter, change, enrich, modify

Encyclopedia: Fertilise