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fecundate

[fee-kuh n-deyt, fek-uh n-] /ˈfi kənˌdeɪt, ˈfɛk ən-/
verb (used with object), fecundated, fecundating.
1.
to make prolific or fruitful.
2.
Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin fēcundātus made fruitful, fertilized (past participle of fēcundāre). See fecund, -ate1
Related forms
fecundation, noun
fecundator, noun
fecundatory
[fi-kuhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /fɪˈkʌn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
prefecundation, noun
unfecundated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fecundate

fecundate

/ˈfiːkənˌdeɪt; ˈfɛk-/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make fruitful
2.
to fertilize; impregnate
Derived Forms
fecundation, noun
fecundator, noun
fecundatory (fɪˈkʌndətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize
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