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Definitions of fertilization

  1. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act or process of rendering fertile. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act or process or making fruitful; enrichment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The process of rendering fertile; fecundation or impregnation, as of plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for fertilization

  1. In our every- day way of speaking, fertilization means conception; it is the instant in which a living being begins its existence. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  2. Before the significance of fertilization was understood, it was perhaps not unreasonable to believe that life began with quickening or about the time the fetal heart- sounds could be heard. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
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