Fertilize meaning

fûr'tl-īz'
To make (soil, for example) fertile.

Compost fertilizes the soil.

verb
1
0
To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
verb
0
0
To spread fertilizer on.

Used a mechanical spreader to fertilize the lawn.

verb
0
0
To spread fertilizer.
verb
0
0
To make fertile; make fruitful or productive; enrich.

Nitrates fertilize soil.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
To spread fertilizer on.
verb
0
0
To make (the female reproductive cell or female individual) fruitful by pollinating, or impregnating, with the male gamete.
verb
0
0
To cause the fertilization of an ovum.
verb
0
0
To make matter, such as soil, fertile.

Compost fertilizes the soil.

verb
0
0
To spread fertilizer on a surface or material.

Fertilized the lawn.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
To make (the soil) more fertile by adding nutrients to it.
verb
0
0
(figuratively) To make more creative or intellectually productive.

To fertilize one's imagination.

verb
0
0
To cause to produce offspring through insemination; to inseminate.
verb
0
0

Origin of fertilize