[fee-kuh n-deyt, fek-uh n-]
- to make prolific or fruitful.
- Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
Origin of fecundate
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Examples from the Web for fecundate
The blood in our veins is warm enough to fecundate the soil of the Republic.
He speaks by his arts, which might fecundate our human inventions.The Insect
The fluid from one male will fecundate the eggs of half a dozen females.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Genius needs to retreat upon itself, to fecundate itself until from the nightmare of one life is born the dream of another.A Novelist on Novels
W. L. George
There remained no other free communities whose culture could fecundate that of the Greek and other cities held in tutelage.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
- to make fruitful
- to fertilize; impregnate
C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize
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