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fecundate

[ fee-kuhn-deyt, fek-uhn- ]
/ ˈfi kənˌdeɪt, ˈfɛk ən- /
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verb (used with object), fe·cun·dat·ed, fe·cun·dat·ing.
to make prolific or fruitful.
Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
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Origin of fecundate

1625–35; <Latin fēcundātus made fruitful, fertilized (past participle of fēcundāre). See fecund, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for fecundate

fecundate
/ (ˈfiːkənˌdeɪt, ˈfɛk-) /

verb (tr)
to make fruitful
to fertilize; impregnate

Derived forms of fecundate

fecundation, nounfecundator, nounfecundatory (fɪˈkʌndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for fecundate

C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize
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