to bear fruit; become fruitful
Origin of fructifyMiddle English fructifien ; from Old French fructifier ; from Classical Latin fructificare: see fruit and amp; -fy
to cause to bear fruit; fertilize
verbfruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing, fruc·ti·fies
To make fruitful or productive.
To bear fruit.
Origin of fructifyMiddle English fructifien, to bear fruit, from Old French fructifier, from Latin fr&umacron;ctificare : fr&umacron;ctus, fruit; see fruit + -ficare, -fy.
(third-person singular simple present fructifies, present participle fructifying, simple past and past participle fructified)
From Old French fructefier.