fructify

Part of speech: noun

To yield fruit.

Part of speech: noun

Fructification.

Part of speech: verb

To render fruitful.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Walter E. Weyl.