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cross-fertilize

[ kraws-fur-tl-ahyz, kros- ]
/ 藞kr蓴s藞f蓽r tl藢a瑟z, 藞kr蓲s- /
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verb (used with object), cross-fer路ti路lized, cross-fer路ti路liz路ing.
to cause the cross-fertilization of.
verb (used without object), cross-fer路ti路lized, cross-fer路ti路liz路ing.
to undergo cross-fertilization.
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Also especially British, cross-fer路ti路lise .

Origin of cross-fertilize

First recorded in 1875鈥80

OTHER WORDS FROM cross-fertilize

cross-fer路ti路liz路a路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-fertilize

cross-fertilize

verb
to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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