verb (used with object), in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing.
Origin of inseminate
Related Words for inseminationpropagation, breeding, procreation, implantation, pollination, origin, fertilization, conjugation, impregnation, insemination, fecundation, outset, initiation, start, invention, formation, inception, germination
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Historical Examples of insemination
Within a few days after insemination, usually in early May, females become actively hostile to males.
Word Origin for inseminate
1650s, "action of sowing," noun of action from inseminate. Meaning "infusion of semen" is from 1860.
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.