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Definition 1: creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for fertilisation in the sense of this definition

(fertilisation is a kind of ...) the event that occurred at the beginning of something

"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time

"superfetation is normal in some animal species"

Definition 2: making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for fertilisation in the sense of this definition

(fertilisation is a kind of ...) act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding

(... is a kind of fertilisation ) a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in

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