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pollinate

[ pol-uh-neyt ]
/ 藞p蓲l 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pol路li路nat路ed, pol路li路nat路ing.Botany.
to convey pollen to the stigma of (a flower).
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Origin of pollinate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pollinate

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

pollinate
/ (藞p蓲l瑟藢ne瑟t) /

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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