What does the word fructify mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • To yield fruit.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Fructification.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To render fruitful.

Usage examples for fructify

  1. The parasites can fructify abundantly on these little stalks, and in consequence propagate themselves in the new season by the conidia coming from the vivacious mycelium. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  2. The leading thought of the Government being that persecution, judiciously managed, might fructify into a golden harvest,- it was still desirable to persevere in the cause in which already such bloody progress had been made. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  3. All the conditions of our life impel nations, like individuals, to advance economically, to fructify labour, to gain. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl