• WordNet 3.6
    • n fertilisation making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
    • n fertilisation creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fertilisation the act or process of fertilising
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fertilisferre, to bear.


In literature:

He wanted to see these lands heavily fertilised with capital.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
The hermaphrodite flowers fertilised with their own pollen were sterile.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Superphosphate is the main fertiliser used.
"Wheat Growing in Australia" by Australia Department of External Affairs
And fertilise the field that each pretends to gain.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
But this idea, great and promising as it was, required further fertilisation, and got it from another.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
One is enough to fertilise the egg.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The Snapdragon is especially adapted for fertilisation by Humble Bees.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Fertiliser ... wonderful stuff ... something to do with gardening, would it be?
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
This fertilising and regenerating process can only be obtained by living under one government.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He had carried it on his shoulders, every clod, and Moya had gathered the seaweed to fertilise it.
"An Isle in the Water" by Katharine Tynan
Few insects remain, apparently, adapted to fertilise it and it cannot fertilise itself.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
If the latter are fertilised, bright-red berries result.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Do not apply the fertiliser close to the stem, but distribute over the whole ground.
"Roses and Rose Growing" by Rose Georgina Kingsley
I went out and bought things, such as bast, and fertiliser, and green stakes.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
This operation exposes the various organs that are concerned in the fertilisation of the flower.
"Orchids" by James O'Brien
These fertilisers belong to the families Hydrometridae, Corisidae, and Naucoridae.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
And the reason for this collapse was loss of labour power in men and animals and of fertilisers, natural and artificial.
"The New Germany" by George Young
But in these islands there is the excuse that for the most part they are coal ashes and wanting in fertilising powers.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn
Numerous other streams and rivulets meander through the whole country, and fertilise every vale.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just as the flowers are given sweetness to attract the fertilising bee.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena

In poetry:

Nature evolves their colours as a call,
A lure which serves to fertilise the seed;
How strange then that the splendour of the Fall
Should serve no natural need
"Ode On The Death Of Pius The Twelfth" by A D Hope
Do our numbers multiply
But to perish and to die?
Is this all our destiny below,
That our bodies, as they rot,
May fertilise the spot
Where the harvests of the stranger grow?
"A Mystery" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Now turn your eyes to Egypt's plains,
Ne'er water'd by refreshing rains,
And tell what copious stream,
Its fertilising produce yields,
Making the gardens and the fields,
With richest plenty teem.
"Enigma XXII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

At this stage, they can be fertilised with sperm in the laboratory or frozen and stored.
In the case of the frozen procedure, when the woman is ready to use her eggs they are thawed and fertilised .
There is an absence of population-based longterm studies on the risk of neurological sequelae in children born after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Rome, 5 October (ENI)--Vatican authorities have strongly criticised the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine to Briton Robert Edwards, stating that the scientist's work on in-vitro fertilisation does not help in the defence of life.
What is involved when a woman goes for IVF ( In Vitro Fertilisation).
"In my examination of Orchids , hardly any fact has struck me so much as endless diversities of structure," wrote Charles Darwin in his 1877 treatise The Various Contrivances By Which Orchids Are Fertilised By Insects.
Mukesh D Ambani Mr Bijoy Chatterjee Dr Jagdish Sheth Prof. Chairman & Managing Director Reliance Industries Limited Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals) Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Govt.
What is involved when a woman goes for IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation).