Definition of Fructify

1. Verb. Become productive or fruitful. "The seeds fructified"

Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Derivative terms: Fructification, Fruit



2. Verb. Make productive or fruitful. "The earth that he fructified"
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate

3. Verb. Bear fruit. "The apple trees fructify"
Exact synonyms: Set
Generic synonyms: Multiply, Procreate, Reproduce
Derivative terms: Fructification, Fruit

Definition of Fructify

1. v. i. To bear fruit.

2. v. t. To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to fructify the earth.

Definition of Fructify

1. Verb. (intransitive) To bear fruit; to generate useful products or ideas. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make productive or fruitful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fructify

1. to bear fruit [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Fructify

1. To bear fruit. "Causeth the earth to fructify." Origin: F. Fructifier, L. Fructificare; fructus fruit + ficare (only in comp), akin to L. Facere = to make. See Fruit, and Fact. To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to fructify the earth. Origin: Fructified; Fructifying. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fructify

fructan - fructan 6G-fructosyltransferase
fructans
fructed
fructescence
fructescences
fructiculose
fructidor
fructiferous
fructiferuos
fructification
fructifications
fructified
fructifier
fructifiers
fructifies
fructify (current term)
fructifying
fructive
fructo-
fructofuranan
fructofuranose
fructofuranoses
fructofuranoside
fructofuranosides
fructokinase
fructokinases
fructolysis
fructooligosaccharide
fructooligosaccharides
fructopyranose

Literary usage of Fructify

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1. Schenck's Theory: The Determination of Sex by Samuel Leopold Schenk (1898)
"The generative matter of the right testicle serves to fructify ova from which males are developed, that of the left testicle is used to fructify and develop ..."

2. Sophisms of Free-trade and Popular Political Economy Examined by John Barnard Byles (1912)
"... rather fructify in the pockets of the people." THIS has been the practical maxim of every ministry since the peace. As long as we can contrive to pay ..."

3. The Portola Expedition of 1769-1770, Diary of Miguel Costanso by Miguel Costansó, Frederick John Teggart, Manuel Carpio (1911)
"We may say the same in a mystical sense, as the gentleness of this people gave us great hopes that the word of God will fructify equally in their hearts. ..."

4. The Determination of Sex by Samuel Leopold Schenk (1898)
"The generative matter of the right testicle serves to fructify ova from which males are developed, that of the left testicle is used to fructify and develop ..."

5. A Commentary on the Book of Proverbs by Moses Stuart (1852)
"These distil the waters of the upper region upon the earth, and fructify it. — The clouds iB!^ , distil, ie gently drop or let fall, viz. the dew. ..."

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