Adjective "fertilizer" definition and examples

(Fertilizer may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːtɪlʌɪzə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility.
  1. 'Organic food is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers.'
  2. 'So, we bought more land, spread more fertilizers, and increased our herds in size and number.'
  3. 'These crops need heavy inputs of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.'
  4. 'After the war, farmers became much more heavily reliant on the use of fertilisers and pesticides, rather than manure and compost, he says.'
  5. 'These specialized fertilizers include compost and processed animal manure pellets.'
  6. 'The only way to be a successful farmer is to use lots of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.'
  7. 'Organic food is produced without the chemical fertilisers and pesticides used in conventional food production.'
  8. 'Toxic pesticides and chemical fertilisers we use in our agricultural fields ultimately reach our waters and pollute them.'
  9. 'One of the problems was that the super yields were obtained at a cost regarding the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.'
  10. 'Besides this, chemical fertilizers and pesticides were often doing more harm than good.'

More definitions

1. any substance used to fertilize the soil, especially a commercial or chemical manure.

2. a person, insect, etc., that fertilizes an animal or plant: Bees are fertilizers of flowers.

More examples(as adjective)

"mechanizations can be fertilizer."

"companies can be fertilizer."

"applications can be fertilizer."