to make prolific or fruitful.
Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
- fe·cun·da·tion, noun
- fe·cun·da·tor, noun
- fe·cun·da·to·ry [fi-kuhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /fɪˈkʌn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
- pre·fe·cun·da·tion, noun
- un·fe·cun·dat·ed, adjective
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How to use fecundate in a sentence
And Gourmont has the phrase "fecundating a generation of bodies as genius fecundates a generation of minds."The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
Pollen, pol′en, n. the fertilising powder contained in the anthers of flowers: the male or fecundating element in flowers.
The trichin were the intermediate state between these filaments of the fecundating fluid and worms properly so called.Animal Parasites and Messmates | P. J. Van Beneden
It was one of the modifications of sun worship, and was a symbol of the fecundating power of that luminary.The Symbolism of Freemasonry | Albert G. Mackey
There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove— A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above.An Introduction to Mythology | Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for fecundate
to make fruitful
to fertilize; impregnate
- fecundation, noun
- fecundator, noun
- fecundatory (fɪˈkʌndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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