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Definition of "fructify" [fruc•ti•fy]

  • To make fruitful or productive. (verb-transitive)
  • To bear fruit. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fructify" in a sentence
  • "Boris, like him or loathe him, is happy to use words like "fructify" and"
  • "Mumbai-based Mahindra, which already sells its SUVs such as the Scorpio and Bolero in several overseas markets, previously announced plans to sell a compact diesel pickup based on the Scorpio platform in the U.S. but that attempt is yet to fructify."
  • "State-owned steel making company Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd's RINL's plan to go public is unlikely to fructify this year, putting further pressure on the government move to mobilise R40,000 crore from disinvestment proceeds this year."