impregnate

  • 1Impregnate — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Impregnate — Im*preg nate ( n[asl]t), a. [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.] Impregnated; made prolific. [1913 Webster] The scorching ray Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease. Byron. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3Impregnate — Im*preg nate ([i^]m*pr[e^]g n[=a]t), v. i. To become pregnant. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4impregnate — index infuse, inject, inseminate, penetrate, permeate, pervade, plant (place firmly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 5impregnate — (v.) c.1600, from L.L. impraegnatus pregnant, pp. of impraegnare to render pregnant, from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + praegnare make pregnant (see PREGNANT (Cf. pregnant)). Earlier in same sense was impregn (1530s) …

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  • 6impregnate — 1 saturate, *permeate, pervade, penetrate, impenetrate, interpenetrate Analogous words: imbue, inoculate, ingrain, *infuse, suffuse, leaven: *enter, pierce, probe, penetrate 2 *soak, saturate, drench, steep, sop, waterlog Analogous words: immerse …

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  • 7impregnate — [v] infuse, fill; make pregnant charge, conceive, drench, fecundate, fertilize, imbrue, implant, inoculate, inseminate, leaven, overflow, percolate, permeate, pervade, procreate, produce, reproduce, saturate, seethe, soak, sodden, souse, steep,… …

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  • 8impregnate — ► VERB 1) (usu. be impregnated with) soak or saturate with a substance. 2) fill with a feeling or quality. 3) make pregnant. DERIVATIVES impregnation noun. ORIGIN Latin impregnare make pregnant …

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  • 9impregnate — [im preg′nāt΄; ] for adj. [, im preg′nit, im preg′nāt΄] vt. impregnated, impregnating [< LL impraegnatus, pp. of impraegnare, to make pregnant < L in , in + praegnans, PREGNANT] 1. to fertilize (an ovum) 2. to make pregnant 3. to fertilize… …

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  • 10impregnate — impregnation, n. impregnator, n. impregnatory /im preg neuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. v. /im preg nayt, im preg nayt /; adj. /im preg nit, nayt/, v., impregnated, impregnating, adj. v.t. 1. to make pregnant; get with child or young. 2. to fertilize …

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  • 11impregnate — v. (d; tr.) to impregnate with * * * [ ɪmpregneɪt] (d; tr.) to impregnate with …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12impregnate — UK [ˈɪmpreɡneɪt] / US [ɪmˈpreɡˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms impregnate : present tense I/you/we/they impregnate he/she/it impregnates present participle impregnating past tense impregnated past participle impregnated 1) to make a substance… …

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  • 13impregnate — im•preg•nate v. [[t]ɪmˈprɛg neɪt[/t]] adj. [[t] nɪt, neɪt[/t]] v. nat•ed, nat•ing, adj. 1) phl to make pregnant 2) phl to fertilize 3) to cause to become permeated throughout: to impregnate a handkerchief with perfume[/ex] 4) to fill interstices… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14impregnate — I. transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Late Latin impraegnatus, past participle of impraegnare, from Latin in + praegnas pregnant Date: 1605 1. a. to cause to be filled, imbued, permeated, or saturated < impregnate wood with varnish > b.&#8230; …

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  • 15impregnate — verb a) To cause to become pregnant. It is recommended to impregnate new shoes before wearing them. b) To fertilize …

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  • 16impregnate — im|preg|nate [ˈımpregneıt US ımˈpreg ] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of impraegnare, from Latin praegnas; PREGNANT] 1.) to make a substance spread completely through something, or to spread completely through&#8230; …

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  • 17impregnate — [[t]ɪ̱mpregneɪt, AM ɪmpre̱g [/t]] impregnates, impregnating, impregnated 1) VERB If someone or something impregnates a thing with a substance, they make the substance spread through it and stay in it. [V n with n] Undercover officers found drug&#8230; …

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  • 18impregnate — 1. To fecundate; to cause to conceive. 2. To diffuse or permeate with another substance. SEE ALSO: saturate. [L. im , in, + praegnans, with child] * * * im·preg·nate im preg .nāt, im . vt, nat·ed; nat·ing 1 a) to make pregnant …

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  • 19Impregnate — Пропитывать; насыщать; наполнять …

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  • 20impregnate — Synonyms and related words: bathe, beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, charge, color, condition, cross fertilize, cross pollen, cross pollinate, cross pollinize, decoct, douche, dredge, drench, dress, drouk, dye, enrich,&#8230; …

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