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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-tl-ahy-zer]
    • /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zər/
    • /ˈfɜː.tɪ.laɪ.zər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-tl-ahy-zer]
    • /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zər/

Definitions of fertilizer word

  • noun fertilizer any substance used to fertilize the soil, especially a commercial or chemical manure. 1
  • noun fertilizer a person, insect, etc., that fertilizes an animal or plant: Bees are fertilizers of flowers. 1
  • noun fertilizer A chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility. 1
  • noun fertilizer substance: feeds soil 1
  • noun fertilizer animal: fertilizes sth 1
  • variable noun fertilizer Fertilizer is a substance such as solid animal waste or a chemical mixture that you spread on the ground in order to make plants grow more successfully. 0

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Origin of fertilizer

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65; fertilize + -er1

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Parts of speech for Fertilizer


fertilizer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fertilizer

noun fertilizer

  • manure — excrement, especially of animals, or other refuse used as fertilizer.
  • mulch — a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth, etc.
  • dung — excrement, especially of animals; manure.
  • compost — Compost is a mixture of decayed plants and vegetable waste which is added to the soil to help plants grow.
  • maul — a heavy hammer, as for driving stakes or wedges.

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