01. The land at the mouth of a river is usually very [fertile] because of all the minerals deposited there by the water.
02. The [fertile] countryside of this country is famous for its grapes, which are made into the finest wine.
03. Children have a [fertile] imagination which must be encouraged in order for them to become creative adults.
04. My wife is going to take a [fertility] test to see if there is a reason why we can't seem to have a baby.
05. How long does it take after a woman has a baby before she becomes [fertile] again?
06. The egg of the female is [fertilized] by the sperm of the male.
07. A female salmon lays her eggs in the nest for a male to [fertilize] before she covers them with gravel.
08. From [fertilization] to birth usually takes about 266 days for humans.
09. Our organic farms are [fertilized] only with natural compost and horse manure.
10. Chemical [fertilizers] used on farms are often carried into the water system, causing serious pollution problems.
11. Charlotte Bronte wrote that prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or [fertilized] by education.
12. Ben Stein once remarked that personal relationships are the [fertile] soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
13. The eggs you buy at a grocery store have not been [fertilized] by a rooster, so there is no baby chick in the egg.
14. Lobster was so common in eighteenth-century Maine that it was used for [fertilizer] on farms.
15. Studies show the cultural environment plays an important role in determining [fertility] behavior.
16. Pregnancy specialists warn that using [fertility] drugs give couples a one-in-four chance of a multiple birth.
17. Reports show that men are more [fertile] in the wintertime.
18. The country of Yemen has the world's highest [fertility] rate among women at 7.6, while Switzerland has the world's lowest, at 1.5.
19. Identical twins develop from the equal division of a [fertilized] egg.
20. Based on current [fertility] rates, the world's population is expected to pass 9 billion by the year 2050.
21. Most of the people of China live on the [fertile] plains and hills of central and eastern China.
22. Numerous studies have shown that [infertility] may result from the too frequent use of x-rays.
23. A good [fertilizer] can significantly increase crop yields.
24. Someone once joked that the best [fertilizer] for the amateur gardener is the chemical that kills all plant growth, leaving him lots of leisure for other things.

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