[fur-tl-ahyz] /ˈfɜr tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), fertilized, fertilizing.
to make fertile; enrich:
to fertilize farmland.
to make productive.
to provide (an animal, plant, or egg cell) with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization
to supply (soil or water) with mineral and organic nutrients to aid the growth of plants
to make fertile or productive
1640s, “make fertile;” see fertile + -ize. Its biological sense of “unite with an egg cell” is first recorded 1859. Related: Fertilized; fertilizing.
[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. .
[fer-oo-luh, fer-yoo-] /ˈfɛr ʊ lə, ˈfɛr yʊ-/ noun, plural ferulas, ferulae [fer-oo-lee, fer-yoo-] /ˈfɛr ʊˌli, ˈfɛr yʊ-/ (Show IPA) 1. Botany. any of various plants belonging to the genus Ferula, of the parsley family, chiefly of the Mediterranean region and central Asia, generally tall and coarse with dissected leaves, many of the Asian species yielding […]
[fer-uh l, -ool] /ˈfɛr əl, -ul/ noun 1. Also, ferula. a rod, cane, or flat piece of wood for punishing children, especially by striking them on the hand. verb (used with object), feruled, feruling. 2. to punish with a ferule. [fer-uh l, -ool] /ˈfɛr əl, -ul/ noun, verb (used with object), feruled, feruling. 1. . […]