Impregnating
Impregnate Im*preg"nate ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impregnated} (-n[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Impregnating} (-n[asl]*t[i^]ng).] [LL. impraegnatus, p. p. of impraegnare to impregnate, fr. L. pref. im- in + praegnans pregnant. See {Pregnant}.] 1. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate. [1913 Webster]

3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue. [1913 Webster]

4. To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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