WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
fer•ti•liz•er /ˈfɜrtəˌlaɪzɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Agricultureany substance used to fertilize the soil.
See -fer-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fer•ti•liz•er  (fûrtl ī′zər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. any substance used to fertilize the soil, esp. a commercial or chemical manure.
  2. a person, insect, etc., that fertilizes an animal or plant:Bees are fertilizers of flowers.
  • fertilize + -er1 1655–65


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fertilizer, fertiliser /ˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzə/ n
  1. any substance, such as manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity
  2. an object or organism such as an insect that fertilizes an animal or plant



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