Definition of 'fertilize'
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He taught Gregory how to battle worms, whiteflies, slugs, ants, and other enemies of vegetation, and to fertilize, graft, and transplant. THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES
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British English: fertilize VERB
When an egg from the ovary of a woman or female animal is fertilized, a sperm from the male joins with the egg, causing a baby or young animal to begin forming. A female plant is fertilized when its reproductive parts come into contact with pollen from the male plant.
Certain varieties cannot be fertilized with their own pollen.
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