- 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.
Origin of inseminate
Examples from the Web for inseminate
Or, alternatively, we could run away scot-free down Fifth Avenue and pause now and then to inseminate someone.The Ridiculousness of Father's Day
P. J. O’Rourke
June 15, 2014
They were given a hand-drawn booklet that taught lesbians how to inseminate themselves using a turkey baster.Thank God My Moms Are Lesbians
June 21, 2010
- to impregnate (a female) with semen
- to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
Word Origin and History for inseminate
1620s, "to cast as seed," from Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare "to sow, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + semen (genitive semenis) "seed." Meaning "to impregnate with semen" is attested from 1923. Related: Inseminated; inseminating.
- To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of a female.