[fruhk-tuh-fahy, froo k-, frook-]
- to bear fruit; become fruitful: With careful tending the plant will fructify.
- to make fruitful or productive; fertilize: warm spring rains fructifying the earth.
Origin of fructify
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- to bear or cause to bear fruit
- to make or become productive or fruitful
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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