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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The application of a product to make the ground produce more. Also: The union of male and female germ cells to form a new plant or animal.

Usage examples (39)
  • To increase the yield of the land, fertilization with nitrogen is necessary.
  • Ocean fertilization is like the climate equivalent to liposuction.
  • I thought the blastocytes were being disposed of because they were extras in fertilization attempts.
  • He envisages a long-term fertilization program that would remove 100 to 1,000 megatons of carbon every year. for more
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