Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make fecund or fruitful.
  • transitive verb To impregnate; fertilize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make fruitful or prolific; specifically, in biology, to render capable of development by the introduction of the male germ-element; impregnate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make fruitful or prolific.
  • transitive verb (Biol.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make fertile.
  • verb To inseminate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
  • verb make fertile or productive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin fēcundāre, fēcundāt-, from fēcundus, fruitful; see fecund.]

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