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v. fertil·ized, fertil·izing, fertil·izes
1. To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
2. To make (soil, for example) fertile: Compost fertilizes the soil.
3. To spread fertilizer on: used a mechanical spreader to fertilize the lawn.
To spread fertilizer.

fer′til·iz′a·ble adj.
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Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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Fiona's first attempt last November produced 13 eggs, of which nine were fertilised. Three were found to carry the faulty gene and two of the six healthy embryos were implanted, but she did not become pregnant.
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The eggs were fertilised by sperm and almost half developed into healthy embryos.
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Dubai The Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre yesterday reiterated that it will not destroy frozen fertilised eggs held in storage at the Centre without the couples' consent.