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impregnate

im·preg·nate

impregnate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm preg neIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: impregnated, impregnates, impregnating
definition 1: to make (a female animal or human) pregnant, or to make (an egg) fertile.
The stallion impregnated the mare.The teenager would not divulge the name of the man who impregnated her.When a sperm impregnates an egg, it leads to the production of an embryo.
definition 2: to saturate or permeate; infuse or imbue.
The soft pads are impregnated with lotion to make makeup removal quick and easy.
similar words:
penetrate
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derivations: impregnation (n.), impregnator (n.)