verb (used with object), im·preg·nat·ed, im·preg·nat·ing.
Origin of impregnate
Examples from the Web for impregnation
But how does impregnation take place in vultures if only females exist?Leonardo da Vinci|Sigmund Freud
Some authorities go so far as to assert that, until voluptuous excitement occurs in women, no impregnation is possible.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The impregnation may also be effected in rarefied air under a bell glass (p. 68).The Preservation of Antiquities|Friedrich Rathgen
The method of impregnation employed has always been an imitation of the Russian method introduced into America in 1871.
Another menstruation occurred, lasting four days, and impregnation took place six days later.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
verb (ˈɪmprɛɡˌneɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪmˈprɛɡnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for impregnate
late 14c., "making or becoming pregnant," from Old French impregnacion, from Late Latin impregnationem (nominative impregnatio), from impraegnare (see 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).