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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make fertile.
  • v. To inseminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make fruitful or prolific.
  • transitive v. To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Latin fēcundāre, fēcundāt-, from fēcundus, fruitful; see fecund.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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