Fecundate

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Definition

verb

(biology) To fertilize or impregnate; to render fertile or make (a female) capable of producing an offspring.

(agriculture) To supply or provide with nourishment, e.g. fertilizer and other nutrients, so as to make fruitful or productive.


Supplement

Example » usage: The pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma.

Word origin: Latin Fecundare, fr. Fecundus, fecund. Related forms: fecundation (noun).

Synonym: fertilize, fecundify.

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