Definition of fertilization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌfɜːtəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɜːrtələˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the process of fertilizing a plant or egg; the process of a plant or egg becoming fertilized Immediately after fertilization, the cells of the egg divide.
  2. 2fertilization (of something) (with something) the act of adding a substance to soil to make plants grow more successfully the fertilization of soil with artificial chemicals

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