cross-fertilize - definition and synonyms

verb 

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present tense
I/you/we/theycross-fertilize
he/she/itcross-fertilizes
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
     Synonyms and related words
     Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    [transitive] to add your own ideas, customs, methods etc to those of another person or group