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 formsin·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 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

inseminate

[ ĭn-sĕmə-nāt′ ]

v.

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