- to make pregnant; get with child or young.
- to fertilize.
- to cause to be infused or permeated throughout, as with a substance; saturate: to impregnate a handkerchief with cheap perfume.
- to fill interstices with a substance.
- to furnish with some actuating or modifying element infused or introduced; imbue, infect; tincture.
Origin of impregnate
Synonyms for impregnate
Related Words for impregnatesdrench, permeate, suffuse, fertilize, saturate, inseminate, procreate, souse, soak, fecundate, transfuse, implant, reproduce, inoculate, charge, produce, seethe, percolate, leaven, pervade
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Contemporary Examples of impregnates
Seth Rogen's Green Hornet is a crime-fighter by night and… a pudgy stoner who impregnates women by day?Top 10 Unlikely Superheroes in Movies
January 13, 2011
Historical Examples of impregnates
She impregnates every human being with the qualities of her soul.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
It lingers about trenches and dugouts and impregnates soil and cloth for days.Creative Chemistry
Edwin E. Slosson
It seems to have no perceptible diameter, though it impregnates with its substance the wood and bark next to it.Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
There is a salt dust which rises from the spray and impregnates everything, even filling one's mouth with a saline taste.Under the Southern Cross
Maturin M. Ballou
It impregnates the whole system with two of the most fatal poisons, Nicotina, and Nicotianin.Vanity, All Is Vanity
- to saturate, soak, or infuseto impregnate a cloth with detergent
- to imbue or permeate; pervade
- to cause to conceive; make pregnant
- to fertilize (an ovum)
- to make (land, soil, etc) fruitful
- pregnant or fertilized
Word Origin for impregnate
- To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; inseminate.
- To fertilize an ovum.
- To fill throughout; saturate.