Etymology
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fructify (v.)

mid-14c., "bear fruit," from Old French fructifiier "bear fruit, grow, develop" (12c.), from Late Latin fructificare "bear fruit," from Latin fructus "fruit, crops; profit, enjoyment" (from PIE root *bhrug- "to enjoy," with derivatives referring to agricultural products) + combining form of facere "to make, do" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Transitive use from 1580s. Related: Fructified; fructifying; fructification.

updated on May 27, 2017

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Definitions of fructify from WordNet

fructify (v.)
become productive or fruitful;
The seeds fructified
fructify (v.)
make productive or fruitful;
The earth that he fructified
fructify (v.)
bear fruit;
the apple trees fructify
Synonyms: set
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