fertilize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fertilize introduce semen into (a female)
    • v fertilize provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
    • v fertilize make fertile or productive "The course fertilized her imagination"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit
    • Fertilize To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower.
    • Fertilize To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows. "And fertilize the field that each pretends to gain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
    • fertilize To make fertile; enrich, as soil; make fruitful or productive, in general; fecundate: as, to fertilize land, the imagination, etc.
    • fertilize In biology, to render capable of development by the introduction of the male germ-element; impregnate.
    • fertilize Also spelled fertilise.
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Quotations

  • Percy Ross
    Percy Ross
    “Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.”
  • Ben Stein
    Ben%20Stein
    “Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.”
  • Marshall Pugh
    Marshall Pugh
    “Dancing with abandon, turning a tango into a fertility rite.”
  • Rick Pitino
    Rick Pitino
    “Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.”
  • Pliny The Elder
    Pliny%20The%20Elder
    “The master's eye is the best fertilizer.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fertiliser,

Usage

In literature:

The element of faith fertilizes life and causes it to bring forth in abundance.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
I have observed, that the country through which we passed to-day, was as fertile and much more picturesque than the Said.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
Everywhere has been left a fertile, alluvial bed which serves the purpose of fertilization.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
I planted my currants on ground previously well fertilized with well decayed barnyard manure.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Such species are known as self-fertile.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
Subject to many accidents, the Cigale is fertile to excess.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
These islands are very green and fertile, the climate very mild.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
It has every advantage of climate, great fertility of soil, and immense mineral resources hardly yet developed.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Here lived many rich men who owned the fertile farms on which all Galilee depended for wheat.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
But I do not think it originates fertility; it does not get nitrogen from the atmosphere.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
The soil is a gravelly clay but moderately fertile, and cattle-raising is largely carried on.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It is very fertile and produces much wheat, barley, rice and opium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
A man has a farm, fertile and well improved, and well stocked.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
In protecting, however, do not get fertilizer directly over the crown, or it will cause decay.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
If a certain value in labor, fertilizer, or material, be applied to an acre of land, it may be more than recovered in the value of the product.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
It gave all the indications of a fertile soil, resembling the best hay lands of Massachusetts, which have the same glacial origin.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Other systems of maintaining fertility must be developed.
"The Country-Life Movement in the United States" by L.H. Bailey
It forms almost the boundary of the fertile region of the Delta on the eastern side.
"History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt" by Jacob Abbott
Do they afford any sufficient cause for that change from the one mode of fertilization to the other which has been suggested?
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879" by Various
This is encircled on the south, west, and east by fertile coast plains.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent
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In poetry:

Many a field most fertile
Bears vile and noxious weeds,
Through failure of the tiller
To sow some worthy seeds.
"Many" by Jared Barhite
"How truly grand the scene!
The giant trees are bare,
No fertile meadows intervene,
No hillocks fresh and fair;
"To A Flower" by Margaret Davidson
When soil of thought is fertile
And ready for the seeds,
It may bring precious fruitage,
Or vile and noxious weeds.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
THYRSIS
"The field is parched, the grass-blades thirst to death
In the faint air; Liber hath grudged the hills
His vine's o'er-shadowing: should my Phyllis come,
Green will be all the grove, and Jupiter
Descend in floods of fertilizing rain."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Thyrsis.
"The field is parched, the grass-blades thirst to death
In the faint air; Liber hath grudged the hills
His vine's o'er-shadowing: should my Phyllis come,
Green will be all the grove, and Jupiter
Descend in floods of fertilizing rain."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil
The surrounding scenery of Nairn is magnificent to be seen,
Especially its fertile fields and woodlands so green;
Besides, not far from Nairn, there's Cawdor Castle, the ancient seat
Of the noble Thanes of Cawdor, with its bold turrets so neat.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A woman's blood type may yield clues to her fertility, a new study suggests.
(AP) — Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people.
Bolivian volcano Uturuncu is fertile ground for research, study and fascination.
Botanic Garden mega-flower in bloom — thanks to fertilizer.
These Aphaenogaster cockerelli ants are peeved that the blue-dotted worker ant exhibits a hydrocarbon profile identifying it as fertile.
There's a new quagmire emerging for California agriculture: fertilizer use regulations.
Eventually fertilizer use reporting will become another regulatory requirement for California.
Gulf Kings caught as bycatch go to fertilizer, not the table By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune.
This image contains a mixture of fragmented and intact embryos three hours after fertilization.
At the ocean surface, the individual eggs separate and become fertilized.
It's time to prune, clear out , fertilize and plant.
'Genetics workshop' on fertilized eggs.
A day after the world learned that scientists at George Washington University Medical Center had cloned human embryos , ethicists and fertility specialists were already engaged in a vociferous debate yesterday.
New farmers to work on fertile land.
Apply fertilizer at the drip line of shrubs and water the fertilizer into the ground.
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In science:

The lattice of the tilings of D can then be obtained as the product of the lattices of the tilings of the fertile zones.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Definition 5.9 A sub-domain D ′ of D is pre-fertile if: • it is connected and tileable; • at least one of its vertices is not on its contour path P ; • ∆h(v) 6= 0 for any such vertex; • two vertices of P are at distance 1 in the triangular grid if and only if they are neighbours in P .
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The union of two pre-fertile zones need not be a pre-fertile zone.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Their union is fertile if D1 ∪ D2 is itself pre-fertile. A sub-domain of D is fertile if it is pre-fertile and a maximal element for fertile union.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Proposition 5.11 Let F be a pre-fertile sub-domain of D.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Since F is fertile it is a maximal element for fertile union so that F ∪ Ha is not pre-fertile, which means that at least one of its inner vertices is solid.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Let F ′ be any other pre-fertile sub-domain of D such that F ∩ F ′ =
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
If a is not an inner point of F ∪ F ′ for all such a, then this union is not pre-fertile (see the last part of Definition 5.9).
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Then F is fertile if and only if it contains no non-trivial fracture line of D other than L.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
These “mini-clusters” have proven to be fertile ground for understanding the physical processes that govern the emergent spectra of brown dwarfs (e.g.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
Swanson, 2006 Molecular population genetics of the gene encoding the human fertilization protein zonadhesin reveals rapid adaptive evolution.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
In Argasinski and Broom (2012) this approach was generalized for both mortality and fertility payoffs to show how selectively neutral elements (i.e. the same for all strategies) of the respective payoff functions act on the overall dynamics.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
This was realized by adding a constant Wb to the fertility function and multiplying by constants d and m, respectively, pre- and post-reproductive mortality functions.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
However, the post-reproductive mortality m (in the further sections this will be labelled m1 to distinguish from the alternative approach) and background fertility Wb affects the form of the replicator equations and the game theoretic structure.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
The next section contains an application of this approach, since density dependent juvenile mortality is an example of the multiplicative selectively neutral element of the fertility function.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
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