To fertilize something is to plant flowers or seeds inside it. This is usually done to make it grow.

  • The flowers were fertilized with phosphorus to make them grow.

  • The seeds were fertilized with nitrogen to make them grow.

Definition of fertilized


To make (the soil) more fertile by adding nutrients to it.


To make more creative or intellectually productive.


To cause to produce offspring through insemination; to inseminate.

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Example Sentences for fertilized

  • 1

    That was able to successfully fertilize eggs to produce early embryos.

  • 2

    It means the prevention of fertilization.

  • 3

    The male then fertilizes the eggs.

  • 4

    The soil is alluvial and fertile.

  • 5

    The soil is remarkably fertile.

  • 6

    You should fertilize your orchid twice a month with a soluble orchid fertilizer.

  • 7

    After fertilization the embryogenesis starts.

  • 8

    By the way, is the egg on the left fertilized

  • 9

    It is used as a desiccant, a catalyst, and as fertilizer.

  • 10

    Fecundation is another term for fertilization.