Definition of Fertilise

1. Verb. Make fertile or productive. "The course fertilized her imagination"

Exact synonyms: Fecundate, Fertilize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Fecundation, Fertilizer



2. Verb. Provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to. "They fertilise the trees"; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
Exact synonyms: Feed, Fertilize
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Enrich
Specialized synonyms: Nitrify, Dung, Topdress
Derivative terms: Fertilization, Fertilizer

3. Verb. Introduce semen into (a female).

Definition of Fertilise

1. Verb. (British) (alternative spelling of fertilize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fertilise

ferthe
fertigation
fertigations
fertile
fertile material
fertile phase
fertilely
fertileness
fertilenesses
fertiler
fertilest
fertilisable
fertilisation
fertilisations
fertilise (current term)
fertilised
fertiliser
fertilisers
fertilises
fertilising
fertilitate
fertilities
fertility
fertility agents
fertility drug
fertility drugs

Literary usage of Fertilise

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1. Memoirs of Marmontel, Written by Himself: Containing His Literary and by Jean François Marmontel (1807)
"... to fortify my soul, to elevate, extend, enlarge, and fertilise my ideas in a society of men, whose minds penetrated mine with warmth and with light. ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"... Till gathering force, they more and more expand, And with new virtue fertilise the land. ... fertilise ..."

3. L'Amerique Protestants: Notes Et Observations D'un Voyageur by William Rey (1857)
"L'amour n'est compris par vous que comme un torrent à cascades, un désordre méridional et païen, et non comme un sentiment harmonieux qui fertilise sans ..."

4. The Journal of Education for Ontario by Adolphus Egerton Ryerson, John George Hodgins, Adam Crooks, Ontario Dept. of Education (1870)
"Then up, and form your ranks, the hireling foe withstand ; March on—his craven blood must fertilise the land. Then tremble, tyrant—traitors all— On you ..."

5. My summer in a garden by Charles Dudley Warner (1871)
"It is much pleasanter and easier to fertilise with a pen, as the agricultural writers do, than with a fork. And this leads me to say, that, in carrying on a ..."

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