[ kraws-fur-tl-ahyz, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈfɜr tlˌaɪz, ˈkrɒs- /
verb (used with object), cross-fer·ti·lized, cross-fer·ti·liz·ing.
to cause the cross-fertilization of.
verb (used without object), cross-fer·ti·lized, cross-fer·ti·liz·ing.
to undergo cross-fertilization.
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Also especially British, cross-fer·ti·lise .
Origin of cross-fertilize
First recorded in 1875–80
OTHER WORDS FROM cross-fertilizecross-fer·ti·liz·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby cross-fertilize
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Example sentences from the Web for cross-fertilize
Professor Lake: I can't see any reason, but that if there are present any of the native trees, they are bound to cross-fertilize.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
British Dictionary definitions for cross-fertilize
to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization
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