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fructify

[ fruhk-tuh-fahy, frook-, frook- ]
/ 藞fr蕦k t蓹藢fa瑟, 藞fr蕣k-, 藞fruk- /
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verb (used without object), fruc路ti路fied, fruc路ti路fy路ing.
to bear fruit; become fruitful: With careful tending the plant will fructify.
verb (used with object), fruc路ti路fied, fruc路ti路fy路ing.
to make fruitful or productive; fertilize: warm spring rains fructifying the earth.
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Origin of fructify

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English fructifien, from Old French fructifier, from Latin fr奴ctific膩re; see origin at fructi-, -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM fructify

su路per路fruc路ti路fied, adjectiveun路fruc路ti路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fructify

fructify
/ (藞fr蕦kt瑟藢fa瑟, 藞fr蕣k-) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to bear or cause to bear fruit
to make or become productive or fruitful

Derived forms of fructify

fructifier, noun

Word Origin for fructify

C14: from Old French fructifier, from Late Latin fr奴ctific膩re to bear fruit, from Latin fr奴ctus fruit + facere to make, produce
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