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pollinate

[ pol-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈpɒl əˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), pol·li·nat·ed, pol·li·nat·ing.Botany.

to convey pollen to the stigma of (a flower).

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Origin of pollinate

1870–75; <New Latin pollin- (stem of pollen) pollen + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM pollinate

pol·li·na·tor, nounin·ter·pol·li·nate, verb, in·ter·pol·li·nat·ed, in·ter·pol·li·nat·ing.o·ver·pol·li·nate, verb (used with object) o·ver·pol·li·nat·ed, o·ver·pol·li·nat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for pollinate

pollinate
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)

Derived forms of pollinate

pollination, nounpollinator, noun
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