verb (used with object), fer·ti·lized, fer·ti·liz·ing.
- to render (the female gamete) capable of development by uniting it with the male gamete.
- to fecundate or impregnate (an animal or plant).
- fertility cult,
- fertility drug,
- fertility factor,
- fertility symbol,
- ferulic acid
Origin of fertilize
Examples from the Web for fertilize
The animals proved to be a great attraction as well as a handy way to fertilize the grass and keep it short.
Some is sold as a liming agent, and some is disposed of in landfills (though it used to be sent to Colorado to fertilize crops).Toilet Made for Densely Populated Settlements Turns Waste Into Dollars|Mike Miesen|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I fertilize my orchard with stable litter, and think it beneficial on sandy soil.
I fertilize my orchard with stable litter; I spread it all over the ground and then harrow it in.
I fertilize my orchard with barn-yard litter and ashes; I think it beneficial, and would advise its use on all soils.
I fertilize my orchard with slightly rotted stable litter, and think it pays, and is beneficial.
I fertilize my orchard with stable litter; think it beneficial; would advise its use on sandy land.