Alternative forms Edit
- fertilise (mostly British)
- To make (the soil) more fertile by adding nutrients to it.
- (figurative) To make more creative or intellectually productive.
- to fertilize one's imagination
- 2014 August 8, Rupert Christiansen, “The truth about falsettos [print version: 12 August 2014, p. R8]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review):
- He [countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo] also enjoys being the catalyst whereby opera fertilises other art forms: recently, he's collaborated with Japanese kabuki actors, and a project with dancers from New York City Ballet is in the offing.
- To cause to produce offspring through insemination; to inseminate.
Derived terms Edit
to make fertile by adding nutrients
to make creative or productive
to cause to become pregnant — see impregnate
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