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(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.


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

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

Synonym: fertilize, fecundify.