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fertilize

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fertilizeverb
also Britishfertilise/ˈfɚtəˌlaɪz/
fertilizesfertilizedfertilizing
fertilize
verb
also British fertilise /ˈfɚtəˌlaɪz/
fertilizesfertilizedfertilizing
Learner's definition of FERTILIZE  
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: to make (an egg) able to grow and develop
   b : to make (a plant or flower) able to produce seeds
: to make (soil, land, etc.) richer and better able to support plant growth by adding chemicals or a natural substance (such as manure)
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— fertilization

also Britishfertilisation/ˌfɚtələˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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