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fecundate


fecundate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fecundate  \Fec"un*date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fecundated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Fecundating}.]  [L.  fecundare,  fr  fecundus.  See 
  {Fecund}.] 
  1.  To  make  fruitful  or  prolific.  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  To  render  fruitful  or  prolific;  to  impregnate;  as 
  in  flowers  the  pollen  fecundates  the  ovum  through  the 
  stigma.