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

Derived forms: fertilizes, fertilizing, fertilized

Type of: alter, change, enrich, modify

Encyclopedia: Fertilize