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English noun: fertilization

1. fertilization (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, fertilisation, impregnation

Broader (hypernym)conception, creation

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

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

Synonymsdressing, fecundation, fertilisation

Broader (hypernym)enrichment

Narrower (hyponym)top dressing

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