Etymology
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pollinate (v.)

"put pollen upon for the sake of fertilization," 1873, a back formation from pollination, or else from pollin-, stem of Latin pollen (see pollen) + -ate (2). Related: Pollinated; pollinating.

updated on August 14, 2020

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Definitions of pollinate from WordNet

pollinate (v.)
fertilize by transfering pollen;
Synonyms: pollenate / cross-pollinate
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