fertilize
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This word may also be spelled "fertilise.”
fertilize(
fuhr
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duh
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layz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (agriculture)
a. fertilizar
We fertilize the fields in early spring.Fertilizamos los campos a principios de la primavera.
b. abonar
I used chicken manure to fertilize the tomatoes and they grew really big.Utilicé estiércol de pollo para abonar los tomates y crecieron mucho.
2. (biology)
a. fecundar
It only takes one sperm to fertilize an egg, but millions are typically released in an ejaculation.Solo se necesita un espermatozoide para fecundar un óvulo, pero suelen liberarse millones en una eyaculación.
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fertilize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (animal, plant, egg)
a. fecundar
2. (land)
a. fertilizar
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fertilize [ˈfɜːtɪlaɪz]
transitive verb
1 [+egg] fecundar
2 (Agr) [+land, soil] abonar; fertilizar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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