- 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
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Related Words for impregnationintake, digestion, consumption, saturation, penetration, retention, propagation, breeding, procreation, implantation, pollination, overload, congestion, concentration, origin, fertilization, fusion, ingestion, osmosis, reception
Examples from the Web for impregnation
Historical Examples of impregnation
She, indeed, created him, his sole function being her impregnation.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
I return to his discoveries on the impregnation of the Queen Bee.Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee
L. L. Langstroth
Then we still have some time before the impregnation ceremony?Mother America
The process of fertilization or fecundation is also known as impregnation and conception.Woman
William J. Robinson
In most cases the ova would be too weak for impregnation to be perfect.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon
- 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
late 14c., "making or becoming pregnant," from Old French impregnacion, from Late Latin impregnationem (nominative impregnatio), from impraegnare (see impregnate).
- To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; inseminate.
- To fertilize an ovum.
- To fill throughout; saturate.