un fructified


[fruhk-tuh-fahy, frook-, frook-]
verb (used without object), fructified, fructifying.
to bear fruit; become fruitful: With careful tending the plant will fructify.
verb (used with object), fructified, fructifying.
to make fruitful or productive; fertilize: warm spring rains fructifying the earth.

1275–1325; Middle English fructifien < Old French fructifier < Latin frūctificāre. See fructi-, -fy

superfructified, adjective
unfructified, adjective
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fructify (ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪ, ˈfrʊk-)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to bear or cause to bear fruit
2.  to make or become productive or fruitful
[C14: from Old French fructifier, from Late Latin frūctificāre to bear fruit, from Latin frūctus fruit + facere to make, produce]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from O.Fr. fructifier, from L.L. fructificare "bear fruit," from L. fructus (see fruit) + root of facere "make" (see factitious).
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