fecundate

fecundate

[fee-kuhn-deyt, fek-uhn-]
verb (used with object), fecundated, fecundating.
1.
to make prolific or fruitful.
2.
Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin fēcundātus made fruitful, fertilized (past participle of fēcundāre). See fecund, -ate1

fecundation, noun
fecundator, noun
fecundatory [fi-kuhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
prefecundation, noun
unfecundated, adjective
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fecundate (ˈfiːkənˌdeɪt, ˈfɛk-)
 
vb
1.  to make fruitful
2.  to fertilize; impregnate
 
[C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize]
 
fecun'dation
 
n
 
'fecundator
 
n
 
fecundatory
 
adj

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