fertilize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fertiliser

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

fertilize (third-person singular simple present fertilizes, present participle fertilizing, simple past and past participle fertilized)

  1. To make (the soil) more fertile by adding nutrients to it.
  2. (figuratively) To make more creative or intellectually productive.
    to fertilize one's imagination
  3. To cause to produce offspring through insemination; to inseminate.

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

fertilize

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of fertilizar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of fertilizar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of fertilizar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of fertilizar