[ 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
Related formsin·sem·i·na·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for insemination
Within a few days after insemination, usually in early May, females become actively hostile to males.
British Dictionary definitions for insemination
/ (ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt) /
to impregnate (a female) with semen
to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
Derived Formsinsemination, 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
[ ĭn-sĕm′ə-nāt′ ]
To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of a female.
Related formsin•sem′i•na′tion n.
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Science definitions for insemination
[ ĭn-sĕm′ə-nā′shən ]
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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