inseminate

[ in-sem-uh-neyt ]
/ ɪnˈsɛm əˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·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.

Origin of inseminate

1615–25; < Latin insēminātus past participle of insēmināre to implant, impregnate, equivalent to in- in-2 + sēminātus (equivalent to sēminā(re) to sow, derivative of sēmen seed (cf. semen) + -tus past participle suffix)

Related forms

in·sem·i·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insemination

inseminate

/ (ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived Forms

insemination, nouninseminator, noun

Word Origin for inseminate

C17: from Latin insēmināre, from in- ² + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Medicine definitions for insemination

inseminate

[ ĭn-sĕmə-nāt′ ]

v.

To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of a female.

Related forms

in•sem′i•nation n.
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Science definitions for insemination

insemination

[ ĭn-sĕm′ə-nāshən ]

The introduction of semen into the reproductive tract of a female either through sexual intercourse or through use of an instrument such as a syringe in the process known as artificial insemination.
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