[ fruhk-tuh-fahy, froo k-, frook- ]
/ ˈfrʌk təˌfaɪ, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk- /
verb (used without object), fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing.
to bear fruit; become fruitful: With careful tending the plant will fructify.
verb (used with object), fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing.
to make fruitful or productive; fertilize: warm spring rains fructifying the earth.
Origin of fructify
Related formssu·per·fruc·ti·fied, adjectiveun·fruc·ti·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unfructified
/ (ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪ, ˈfrʊk-) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to bear or cause to bear fruit
to make or become productive or fruitful
Derived Formsfructifier, noun
Word Origin for fructify
C14: from Old French fructifier, from Late Latin frūctificāre to bear fruit, from Latin frūctus fruit + facere to make, produce
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Word Origin and History for unfructified
early 14c., from Old French fructifiier (12c.) "bear fruit, grow, develop," from Late Latin fructificare "bear fruit," from Latin fructus (see fruit) + root of facere "make" (see factitious). Related: Fructified; fructifying.
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