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fecundate

[ fee-kuhn-deyt, fek-uhn- ]
/ 藞fi k蓹n藢de瑟t, 藞f蓻k 蓹n- /
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verb (used with object), fe路cun路dat路ed, fe路cun路dat路ing.
to make prolific or fruitful.
Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
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Origin of fecundate

1625鈥35; <Latin f膿cund膩tus made fruitful, fertilized (past participle of f膿cund膩re). See fecund, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for fecundate

fecundate
/ (藞fi藧k蓹n藢de瑟t, 藞f蓻k-) /

verb (tr)
to make fruitful
to fertilize; impregnate

Derived forms of fecundate

fecundation, nounfecundator, nounfecundatory (f瑟藞k蕦nd蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for fecundate

C17: from Latin f膿cund膩re to fertilize
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