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1. fertilization

noun. ['ˌfɝːtəlɪˈzeɪʃən'] 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
  • fertilisation
  • superfetation
  • self-fertilization
  • impregnation
  • conception
  • fecundation
  • superfecundation
  • self-fertilisation
  • cross-fertilization
  • pollenation
  • cross-fertilisation

Antonyms

  • cross-fertilization
  • finish
  • ending
  • allogamy

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • fertilize (English)
  • -ize (English)

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Example sentences of the word fertilization


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes you just need a little help in controlling lawn weeds between regular fertilization and weed treatments.

2. cross-fertilization

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • autogamy
  • fertilization

3. self-fertilization

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • allogamy
  • fertilisation
  • impregnation
  • fecundation

Etymology

  • fertilization (English)
  • -ation (English)
  • self- (English)

4. cross-fertilization

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

Synonyms

  • interchange
  • reciprocation
  • cross-fertilisation

Antonyms

  • fertilisation
  • impregnation
  • fecundation
  • self-fertilisation

5. fertilization

noun. ['ˌfɝːtəlɪˈzeɪʃən'] making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.

Synonyms

  • dressing
  • fecundation
  • top dressing
  • enrichment

Antonyms

  • cross-pollination
  • natural object
  • inactivity
  • artifact

Etymology

  • -ation (English)
  • fertilize (English)
  • -ize (English)
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