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English noun: fertilisation

1. fertilisation (event) creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant


Synonymsfecundation, fertilization, impregnation


Broader (hypernym)conception, creation


Narrower (hyponym)cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization, pollenation, pollination, self-fertilisation, self-fertilization, superfecundation, superfetation

2. fertilisation (event) making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure


Synonymsdressing, fecundation, fertilization


Broader (hypernym)enrichment


Narrower (hyponym)top dressing









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