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verb (used with object), pol·li·nized, pol·li·niz·ing.
  1. pollinate.
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Also especially British, pol·li·nise.

Origin of pollinize

1840–50; < New Latin pollin- (stem of pollen) pollen + -ize
Related formspol·li·ni·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for pollinize

Historical Examples

  • A quiet day should be chosen to pollinize the hazels for two reasons.

    Growing Nuts in the North

    Carl Weschcke

  • They do not pollinize themselves nor do they pollinize each other satisfactorily.