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Fecundate

verb
(past & past part. fecundated; pres. part. fecundating)
1.
Make fertile or productive.  Synonyms: fertilise, fertilize.
2.
Introduce semen into (a female).  Synonyms: fertilise, fertilize, inseminate.






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"Fecundate" Quotes from Famous Books



... &c (complete) 729. flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean^, yean^, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle; bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world. make productive &c 168; create; beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate; procreate, progenerate^, propagate; engender; bring into being, call into being, bring into existence; breed, hatch, develop, bring up. induce, superinduce; suscitate^; cause &c 153; acquire &c ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... are we, the great body of teachers in the numberless medical schools of the Union, some of us lecturing to crowds who clap and stamp in the cities, some of us wandering over the country, like other professional fertilizers, to fecundate the minds of less demonstrative audiences at various scientific stations; all of us talking habitually to those supposed to know less than ourselves, and loving to claim as much for our art as we can, not to say for our own schools, and possibly indirectly ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... ovum, germ, cell; spawn. Associated Words: ooelogy, ooelogist, ovology, oviferous, yolk, glair, albumen, embryo, oviparous, oviposit, oviposition, vitellus, fecundate, impregnate, impregnation, fecundity, clutch, vitelline, oviduct, Ovipara, ovulation, ovulist, tread, treadle, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Fecundate" :   fecundation, knock up, cross-pollinate, stratify, prang up, cross-fertilize, impregnate, pollinate, alter, cross-fertilise, pollenate, modify, fertilise, change, bang up



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