Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fertilize.
A botanist notices that the bee flying with the pollen of a male flower to a pistil fertilizes the latter, and sees in this the purpose of the bee's existence.
Scorpio, being a terrestrial animal, fertilizes by copulation.
The Gash nevertheless fertilizes a considerable tract of country.
The soil, even with little culture, is exceedingly productive, owing to the abundance of water which irrigates and fertilizes it.
In John Houghton's Collections on Husbandry and Trade, a periodical work begun in 1681, there is one of the earliest notices of turnips being eaten by sheep:" Some in Essex have their fallow after turnips, which feed their sheep in winter, by which means the turnips are scooped, and so made capable to hold dews and rain water, which, by corrupting,; _ mbibes the nitre of the air, and when the shell breaks it runs about and fertilizes.