verb (used with object), im·preg·nat·ed, im·preg·nat·ing.
Origin of impregnate
Examples from the Web for impregnate
Birenbaum-Carmeli also points to technology that means even a near-sterile man can now be assisted to impregnate his wife.
Sex addiction is simply a new name for the old evolutionary concept—the innate urge to impregnate as many females as possible.
Melt and mix them over a slow fire, then draw the linen through it frequently so as to impregnate both sides.History of Embalming|J. N. Gannal
Then there is identity between me as an impregnate ovum and my father and mother as impregnate ova.
When he wrote under the impulse of his feelings, he seemed to impregnate the very paper, and make it redolent of them.
There is no identity of matter between me as I now am, and me as an impregnate ovum.
He had thought to impregnate his colleagues with the same loftiness of principle, but in this respect he had failed.Cities of the Dawn|J. Ewing Ritchie
verb (ˈɪmprɛɡˌneɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪmˈprɛɡnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for impregnate
c.1600, from Late Latin impraegnatus "pregnant," past participle of impraegnare "to render pregnant," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + praegnare "make pregnant" (see pregnant). Earlier in same sense was impregn (1530s).