[pol-uh-neyt] /ˈpɒl əˌneɪt/

verb (used with object), pollinated, pollinating. Botany.
to convey to the stigma of (a flower).
(transitive) to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)

1873, back formation from pollination, or else from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen) + -ate (2). Related: Pollinated; pollinating.


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