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  • v. Present participle of fertilise.

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Examples

  • By some external force, Cronenberg's characters are routinely thrown into a radical new mode of existence, and it's not necessarily a negative experience: Videodrome's toxic TV transmissions create "the new flesh"; Crash's auto accidents are described as "fertilising".

    The Guardian World News

  • This "geoengineering" approach – including schemes such as fertilising the oceans with iron to stimulate algal blooms – would have been dismissed as a distraction a few years ago but is now being seen by the majority of scientists we surveyed as a viable emergency backup plan that could save the planet from the worst effects of climate change, at least until deep cuts are made in CO2 emissions.

    . . .The Independent reveals consensus that CO2 cuts have failed – and their growing support for technological intervention

  • Whale droppings could help fight global warming by 'fertilising' the oceans, according to a new study.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • They explain proposals for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as fertilising the oceans with iron to stimulate the growth of phytoplankton, which absorb carbon dioxide, or directly capturing CO2 from the air using chemical absorbers.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • So, advocates say, by 'fertilising' the ocean surface we could reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and reduce the rate of global warming.

    Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming RSS Newsfeed

  • This "geoengineering" approach - including schemes such as fertilising the oceans with iron to stimulate algal blooms - would have been dismissed as a distraction a few years ago but is now being seen by the majority of scientists we surveyed as a viable emergency backup plan that could save the planet from the worst effects of climate change, at least until deep cuts are made in CO2 emissions.

    The Oil Drum - Discussions about Energy and Our Future

  • The experiment involved "fertilising" a 300-square-kilometre (115-sqare-mile) area of ocean inside the core of an eddy -- an immense rotating column of water -- with six tonnes of dissolved iron.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • Some cold water has been poured on hopes for geo-engineering projects to slow climate change, such as fertilising the oceans to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere and injecting sulphates into the atmosphere.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Shakespeare's sonnets are structured around just this fertilising tension.

    Love in literature

  • I felt no danger here, those that had haunted the moor, fertilising it with the unlucky and the unwilling, would not stand on this springy soil again.

    Acceptance

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