to bear fruit; become fruitful: With careful tending the plant will fructify.
to make fruitful or productive; fertilize: warm spring rains fructifying the earth.
- su·per·fruc·ti·fied, adjective
- un·fruc·ti·fied, adjective
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How to use fructify in a sentence
For amongst the tart sorbs, it befits not the sweet fig to fructify.The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
All that produces does so only for a time; 'tis the law here below, for eternity death alone shall fructify.
His high conception of solidarity was to fructify, within a hundred years, under Philippe-Auguste, the grandson of Sugers master.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
In the spring it recommences vegetation, and emits its branches into the newly-formed organs of its host, there to fructify.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Did any portion of the capital annually abstracted from the estate return to it, to fructify and increase its value?The Land-War In Ireland (1870) | James Godkin
British Dictionary definitions for fructify
to bear or cause to bear fruit
to make or become productive or fruitful
- fructifier, noun
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