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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-tl-ahyz]
    • /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz/
    • /ˈfɜː.tɪ.laɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-tl-ahyz]
    • /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz/

Definitions of fertilise word

  • verb with object fertilise Biology. to render (the female gamete) capable of development by uniting it with the male gamete. to fecundate or impregnate (an animal or plant). 1
  • verb with object fertilise to make fertile; enrich: to fertilize farmland. 1
  • verb with object fertilise to make productive. 1
  • noun fertilise (British) alternative spelling of fertilize. 1
  • verb fertilise Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of fertilize. 0

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Origin of fertilise

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; fertile + -ize

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Parts of speech for Fertilise


fertilise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fertilise usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fertilise

verb fertilise

  • inseminate — to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
  • impregnate — to make pregnant; get with child or young.
  • pollinate — to convey pollen to the stigma of (a flower).
  • produce — to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
  • compost — Compost is a mixture of decayed plants and vegetable waste which is added to the soil to help plants grow.

Antonyms for fertilise

verb fertilise

  • exhaust — Drain (someone) of their physical or mental resources; tire out.
  • deplete — To deplete a stock or amount of something means to reduce it.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • uncover — to lay bare; disclose; reveal.

Top questions with fertilise

  • how to fertilise roses?
  • how to fertilise a chicken egg?
  • how to fertilise lawn?
  • when to fertilise new turf?
  • how do you fertilise a chicken egg?
  • how do chickens fertilise eggs?

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