• WordNet 3.6
    • v fecundate introduce semen into (a female)
    • v fecundate make fertile or productive "The course fertilized her imagination"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fecundate To make fruitful or prolific.
    • Fecundate (Biol) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as, in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fecundate To make fruitful or prolific; specifically, in biology, to render capable of development by the introduction of the male germ-element; impregnate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Fecundate to make fruitful: to impregnate
    • v.t Fecundate to make fruitful: to impregnate
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  • Anais Nin
    “Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fecundare, fr. fecundus,. See Fecund
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fecundus, fruitful.


In literature:

Gradually he transferred to her the hot, fecund darkness that possessed his own blood.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I do not allude to their wonderful fecundity, which in a hundred years has raised their population from five to eighty millions of souls.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
It is certain that this fecundity was a very potent factor in the development of the Dutch School of painting.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
He has better faculties than I had imagined; more justness of discernment and more fecundity of images.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
The fecundity of the peons is beyond all calculation.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Fecundation probably takes place most often at the entrance to the tube or in its canal; sometimes possibly in the womb.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Persecution and trial have but increased their fecundity.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
Their fecundity is exhausted with the plastic contents of the spore.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The fecundity of his mind was extraordinary, and even more so his scientific prescience.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Such extraordinary fecundity is unknown to the rest of the world, except in the reign of romance.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote

In poetry:

It was always an altar of burnt offering
His own black blood poured out like a sheet of flame over
his fecundating herd
As he gave himself forth.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
Fecund America! To-day,
Thou art all over set in births and joys!
Thou groan'st with riches! thy wealth clothes thee as with a swathing
"A Carol Of Harvest For 1867" by Walt Whitman
This builder shines among you, the wall of the temple,
who longed for the wings of an eagle,
kissing his nurse Wisdom
in the glorious fecundity of the Church.
"Columba Aspexit" by Hildegard von Bingen
Inclement seasons and black winds, perchance,
Poisoned and soured the fragrant fecund soil,
Till I sowed poppies 'gainst remembrance,
And took to other furrows my laughing toil.
"The New Husbandman" by Richard Le Gallienne
The kindling ray that shot across the dark and drear abyss-
Was it beneath? or high aloft? What bard can answer this?
There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove-
A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above.
"Song of Creation" by Anonymous Asian
Ah, my darling, when over the purple horizon shall loom
The shrouded mother of a new idea, men hide their faces,
Cry out and fend her off, as she seeks her procreant groom,
Wounding themselves against her, denying her fecund embraces.
"The Prophet" by D H Lawrence

In news:

The tomatoes and peaches burst with warm, sun-kissed fecundity.
The Lost Journals —a fecund mind at work.
The Fecund 's Melancholy Daughter.
Appropriate to its name, Japan Cuts slices a cross section of a fecund film culture.
No, in the plant world, and especially among the flowering plants, fecundity is not an assault on human values.
The colorful vibrancy of the Whiteaker with its pastel houses and the fecund dishevel of its front-yard gardens can be credited to bohemian culture.
We were looking at the fecundity of schizophrenics , which we found to be low, as was the fecundity of people with autism.
In fact, two of that artistically fecund tribe were still producing music as of last October.

In science:

The probability to have one offspring is assumed to be (1 + 0.08)/(ad(i) − am (i) + 0.08), i.e. the birth rate is the smaller the longer the reproductive life of the parent is: fecundity-survival trade-off .
Social Effects in Simple Computer Model of Ageing
This strategy simulates the fact that a recessive mutation, to be effective, must be inherited from both parents; alternatively, it can be interpreted as antagonistic pleiotropy, the trade-off between fecundity and longevity [8, 3].
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
Despite differences in methods and emphasis, the cross fecundation between Economics and Physics, which dates back to the early nineteenth century (see and ), has intensified recently .
Underlying Dynamics of Typical Fluctuations of an Emerging Market Price Index: The Heston Model from Minutes to Months
However, to simplify the studies or for application purposes, one often resorts to linearity as a first-order approximation: if the effects of non-linearity can be considered negligible, a mathematical model can be built that represents the system as if it were linear. This approach is fecund in many situations.
How Non-linearity will Transform Information Systems
Or, a female preference for a male trait is under selection because her mate choice affects her survival or fecundity (e.g., if males provide resources for the female, or if some males are more efficient at fertilizing her eggs).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics