- Any substance that is added to soil in order to increase its productivity. Fertilizers can be of biological origin (e.g. composts), or they can be synthetic (artificial fertilizer).
Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.
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fertilizer — UK US (UK also fertiliser) /ˈfɜːtɪlaɪzər/ noun [C or U] ► a chemical substance that is spread on land or soil to make plants grow better: »The prices for farm equipment, fertilizer and fuel climb relentlessly … Financial and business terms
Fertilizer — Fer ti*lizer, n. 1. One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid. A. R. Wallace. [1913 Webster] 2. That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial substances which make plants grow better … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fertilizer — 1660s, a person who fertilizes, agent noun from FERTILIZE (Cf. fertilize). As a euphemism for manure, from 1846 … Etymology dictionary
fertilizer — (Amer.) ferÂ·tiÂ·lizÂ·er || fÉœrtlaÉªzÉ™(r) / fÉœËtÉª n. person or thing which fertilizes; organic or chemical substance added to soil to enrich it (i.e. manure), fertiliser … English contemporary dictionary
fertilizer — (izg. fȅrtilajzer) m DEFINICIJA agr. kemijsko sredstvo koje se koristi za povećanje plodnosti tla; umjetno gnojivo ETIMOLOGIJA engl., v. fertilan … Hrvatski jezični portal
fertilizer — [n] dressing to aid production of crops buffalo chips*, compost, cow chips*, dung, guano, humus, manure, maul*, mulch, peat moss, plant food, potash, top dressing*; concepts 260,399,429 … New thesaurus
fertilizer — (also fertiliser) ► NOUN ▪ a chemical or natural substance added to soil to increase its fertility … English terms dictionary
fertilizer — [fʉrt′ lī΄zər] n. a person or thing that fertilizes; specif., any material, as manure, chemicals, etc., put on or in the soil to improve the quality or quantity of plant growth … English World dictionary
Fertilizer — Tennessee Valley Authority: Results of Fertilizer demonstration 1942 … Wikipedia
fertilizer — n. 1) to spread fertilizer 2) artificial; chemical; natural fertilizer * * * [ fɜːtɪlaɪzə] chemical natural fertilizer artificial to spread fertilizer … Combinatory dictionary
fertilizer — /ferr tl uy zeuhr/, n. 1. any substance used to fertilize the soil, esp. a commercial or chemical manure. 2. a person, insect, etc., that fertilizes an animal or plant: Bees are fertilizers of flowers. [1655 65; FERTILIZE + ER1] * * * Natural or… … Universalium