1. [ verb ] (agriculture) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; in agriculture and gardening
Synonyms: fertilize feed

"We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

Related terms: enrich nitrify dung topdress farming
2. [ verb ] make fertile or productive
Synonyms: fecundate fertilize

"The course fertilized her imagination"

Related terms: change fertilization
3. [ verb ] introduce semen into (a female)
Synonyms: fertilize fecundate inseminate
Related terms: change pollinate impregnate impregnate stratify cross-fertilize fertilization semen
Similar spelling:   fertiliser