Definition of fertilizer in English:

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fertilizer

Pronunciation: /ˈfəːtɪlʌɪzə/
(also fertiliser)

noun

A chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility: sewage sludge could be a valuable fertilizer for use in British forests
More example sentences
  • The only way to be a successful farmer is to use lots of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Besides this, chemical fertilizers and pesticides were often doing more harm than good.
  • Give fruit trees and bushes a topdressing of organic fertiliser, or a mulch of well-rotted compost or manure.
Synonyms
plant food, dressing

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