a religious cult devoted to the enhancement of the fertility of persons, plants, or animals, by means of rituals often associated with a particular deity.
the body of members of such a cult.
the practice in some settled agricultural communities of performing religious or magical rites to ensure good weather and crops and the perpetuity of the tribe
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a substance that enhances the ability to produce young. noun 1. any of a group of preparations used to stimulate ovulation in women hitherto infertile
- Fertility symbol
noun 1. an object, esp a phallic symbol, used in fertility-cult ceremonies to symbolize regeneration
[fur-tl-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌfɜr tl əˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act, process, or instance of fertilizing. 2. the state of being fertilized. 3. Biology. 4. the enrichment of soil, as for the production of crops. /ˌfɜːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. the union of male and female gametes, during sexual reproduction, to form a zygote 2. the act or […]
[fur-tl-ahyz] /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), fertilized, fertilizing. 1. Biology. 2. to make fertile; enrich: to fertilize farmland. 3. to make productive. /ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to provide (an animal, plant, or egg cell) with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization 2. to supply (soil or water) with mineral and organic nutrients to […]