cross-fertilize

[ 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-fertilize

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

cross-fertilize

verb

to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization
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