fertilize (Amer.) 'fer·ti·lize || 'fɜrtlaɪz /'fɜːtɪ- v. impregnate, inseminate; enrich the soil by the addition of organic or chemical substances (also fertilise)

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  • fertilized — adj. 1. united with a male gamete to begin the development of an individual embryo; of female gametes. Syn: impregnated, inseminated. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. made more suitable for growth of crops by addition of fertilizer[2]; of soil. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fertilized — Fertilize Fer ti*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fertilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fertilizing}.] [Cf. F. fertiliser.] 1. To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fertilized — adj. Fertilized is used with these nouns: ↑egg, ↑embryo …   Collocations dictionary

  • fertilized — un·fertilized; …   English syllables

  • fertilized — verb Simple past and past participle of to fertilize …   Wiktionary

  • fertilized egg — noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life • Syn: ↑embryo, ↑conceptus • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fertilized ovum — noun (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell) • Syn: ↑zygote • Derivationally related forms: ↑zygotic (for: ↑zygote) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-fertilized — adjective fertilized by its own pollen • Syn: ↑self fertilised, ↑self pollinated • Similar to: ↑autogamous, ↑autogamic * * * (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : fertilized by means of one s own pollen or sperm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-fertilized — Self fer ti*lized, a. (Bot.) Fertilized by pollen from the same flower. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wind-fertilized — Wind fer ti*lized, a. (Bot.) Anemophilous; fertilized by pollen borne by the wind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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