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impregnate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impregnate  \Im*preg"nate\  ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  & 
  p.  p.  {Impregnated}  (-n[asl]*t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Impregnating}  (-n[asl]*t[i^]ng).]  [LL.  impraegnatus  p.  p. 
  of  impraegnare  to  impregnate,  fr  L.  pref.  im-  in  +  praegnans 
  pregnant.  See  {Pregnant}.] 
  1.  To  make  pregnant;  to  cause  to  conceive;  to  render 
  prolific;  to  get  with  child  or  young. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  To  come  into  contact  with  (an  ovum  or  egg)  so  as 
  to  cause  impregnation;  to  fertilize;  to  fecundate. 
 
  3.  To  infuse  an  active  principle  into  to  render  fruitful  or 
  fertile  in  any  way  to  fertilize;  to  imbue. 
 
  4.  To  infuse  particles  of  another  substance  into  to 
  communicate  the  quality  of  another  to  to  cause  to  be 
  filled,  imbued,  mixed,  or  furnished  (with  something);  as 
  to  impregnate  India  rubber  with  sulphur;  clothing 
  impregnated  with  contagion;  rock  impregnated  with  ore. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impregnate  \Im*preg"nate\  ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t),  v.  i. 
  To  become  pregnant.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impregnate  \Im*preg"nate\  (-n[asl]t),  a.  [LL.  impraegnatus  p. 
  p.] 
  Impregnated;  made  prolific. 
 
  The  scorching  ray  Here  pierceth  not  impregnate  with 
  disease.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impregnate 
  v  1:  infuse,  as  with  a  certain  quality;  "The  heavy  traffic 
  tinctures  the  air  with  carbon  monoxide"  [syn:  {infuse}, 
  {instill},  {tincture}] 
  2:  infuse  or  fill  completely;  "Impregnate  the  cloth  with 
  alcohol"  [syn:  {saturate}] 
  3:  make  pregnant  [syn:  {knock  up},  {bang  up},  {prang  up}] 




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