Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. fertilisation

noun. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.

Synonyms

  • creation
  • superfetation
  • self-fertilization
  • impregnation
  • conception
  • fecundation
  • superfecundation
  • self-fertilisation
  • cross-fertilization
  • pollenation
  • fertilization
  • cross-fertilisation

Antonyms

  • cross-fertilization
  • finish
  • ending
  • allogamy

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • fertilise (English)

Featured Games

2. cross-fertilisation

noun. interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial.

Synonyms

  • interchange
  • cross-fertilization
  • reciprocation

Antonyms

  • buy
  • fertilisation
  • impregnation
  • fecundation

3. self-fertilisation

noun. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual.

Synonyms

  • self-fertilization
  • impregnation
  • autogamy
  • fecundation
  • fertilization

Antonyms

  • allogamy
  • self-fertilization
  • fertilisation
  • impregnation

4. cross-fertilisation

noun. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species.

Synonyms

  • impregnation
  • fecundation
  • cross-fertilization
  • fertilization
  • allogamy

Antonyms

  • autogamy
  • self-fertilisation
  • fertilization

5. fertilisation

noun. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.

Synonyms

  • fecundation
  • top dressing
  • fertilization
  • enrichment

Antonyms

  • cross-pollination
  • natural object
  • inactivity
  • artifact

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • fertilise (English)

Example sentences of the word fertilisation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Improper fertilisation and soil conditions will likely not kill your plant, but the yellowing of leaves is an indication that something is amiss.

Synonym.com