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Definition of pollinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pollinate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pollinate
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪt//
 
he / she / it pollinates
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪts//
 
past simple pollinated
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪtɪd//
 
past participle pollinated
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form pollinating
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːləneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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pollinate something to put pollen into a flower or plant so that it produces seeds flowers pollinated by bees/the wind Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin pollen, pollin- ‘pollen’ + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pollinate

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