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inseminate

[ in-sem-uh-neyt ]
/ 瑟n藞s蓻m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路sem路i路nat路ed, in路sem路i路nat路ing.
to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
to sow; implant seed into.
to sow as seed in something; implant: to inseminate youth with new ideas.
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Origin of inseminate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin ins膿min膩tus, past participle of ins膿min膩re 鈥渢o implant, impregnate,鈥 equivalent to in- 鈥渋n鈥 + s膿min膩tus (equivalent to s膿min膩(re) 鈥渢o sow,鈥 derivative of s膿men 鈥渟eed鈥 + -tus past participle suffix). See in-2; cf. semen

OTHER WORDS FROM inseminate

in路sem路i路na路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inseminate

inseminate
/ (瑟n藞s蓻m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to impregnate (a female) with semen
to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)

Derived forms of inseminate

insemination, nouninseminator, noun

Word Origin for inseminate

C17: from Latin ins膿min膩re, from in- 虏 + s膿min膩re to sow, from s膿men seed
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