[ im-preg-ney-tid ]
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  1. made pregnant: An impregnated chamois antelope bears a single kid after 170 days of gestation.

  2. fertilized: The impregnated egg then travels along the fallopian tubes to the uterus, where it attaches to the uterine wall.

  1. infused or permeated with some substance, quality, element, etc.; saturated (also used in combination): To protect your engine against very dusty conditions, soak the air filter in the fluid, then squeeze the excess fluid from the impregnated filter.I had to get out of that panic-stricken, hate-impregnated atmosphere.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of impregnate.

Origin of impregnated

First recorded in 1640–50; impregnate + -ed2 for the adjective senses; impregnate + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from impregnated

  • non·im·preg·nat·ed, adjective
  • self-im·preg·nat·ed, adjective
  • un·im·preg·nat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby impregnated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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