Definition of "fertilizer" []

  • Any of a large number of natural and synthetic materials, including manure and nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium compounds, spread on or worked into soil to increase its capacity to support plant growth. (noun)
  • Any substance, such as manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity (noun)

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  • An object or organism such as an insect that fertilizes an animal or plant (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fertilizer" in a sentence
  • "Most people, when they use the term fertilizer, think primarily of artificial fertilizer."
  • ""Right now nitrogen fertilizer is like 115 million tons per year around the world," added Rao."
  • "As Beatrix has reminded you, bad information about your organic fertilizer is just as dangerous as cutworms."