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verb     cross-fertilize pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecross-fertilizing
past tensecross-fertilized
past participlecross-fertilized
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] biology to fertilize one type of plant with pollen from a different type of plant in order to produce a new genetic mix
  2. 2
    [transitive] to add your own ideas, customs, methods, etc. to those of another person or group

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