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fecundate

[fee-kuh n-deyt, fek-uh n-]
verb (used with object), fe·cun·dat·ed, fe·cun·dat·ing.
  1. to make prolific or fruitful.
  2. 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
Related formsfe·cun·da·tion, nounfe·cun·da·tor, nounfe·cun·da·to·ry [fi-kuhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /fɪˈkʌn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivepre·fe·cun·da·tion, nounun·fe·cun·dat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This desire develops spontaneously, and the role of fecundator represents the principal male activity.

    The Sexual Question

    August Forel


British Dictionary definitions for fecundator

fecundate

verb (tr)
  1. to make fruitful
  2. to fertilize; impregnate
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Derived Formsfecundation, nounfecundator, nounfecundatory (fɪˈkʌndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize
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