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 […]
[fur-tl-ahy-zer] /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪ zər/ noun 1. any substance used to the soil, especially a commercial or chemical manure. 2. a person, insect, etc., that an animal or plant: Bees are fertilizers of flowers. /ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzə/ noun 1. any substance, such as manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity […]
[fer-til-uh-zin] /fərˈtɪl ə zɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. .