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im·preg·nate

 (ĭm-prĕg′nāt)
tr.v. im·preg·nat·ed, im·preg·nat·ing, im·preg·nates
1. To make pregnant; inseminate.
2. To fertilize (an ovum, for example).
3. To fill throughout; saturate: a cotton wad that was impregnated with ether.
4. To permeate or imbue: impregnate a speech with optimism.
adj. (also -nĭt)
Saturated or filled.

[Probably from Late Latin impraegnātus, pregnant : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin praegnātus, variant of praegnās, pregnant; see pregnant1.]

im′preg·na′tion n.
im·preg′na′tor n.

impregnate

vb (tr)
1. to saturate, soak, or infuse: to impregnate a cloth with detergent.
2. to imbue or permeate; pervade
3. to cause to conceive; make pregnant
4. (Zoology) to fertilize (an ovum)
5. (Agriculture) to make (land, soil, etc) fruitful
adj
pregnant or fertilized
[C17: from Late Latin impraegnāre to make pregnant, from Latin im- in-2 + praegnans pregnant]
ˌimpregˈnation n
imˈpregnator n

im•preg•nate

(v. ɪmˈprɛg neɪt; adj. -nɪt, -neɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to make pregnant.
2. to fertilize.
3. to cause to become permeated throughout: to impregnate a handkerchief with perfume.
4. to fill interstices of with a substance.
adj.
5. impregnated.
[1535–45; < Late Latin impraegnātus, past participle of impraegnāre to fertilize, impregnate]
im`preg•na′tion, n.
im•preg′na•tor, n.

impregnate


Past participle: impregnated
Gerund: impregnating

Imperative
impregnate
impregnate
Present
I impregnate
you impregnate
he/she/it impregnates
we impregnate
you impregnate
they impregnate
Preterite
I impregnated
you impregnated
he/she/it impregnated
we impregnated
you impregnated
they impregnated
Present Continuous
I am impregnating
you are impregnating
he/she/it is impregnating
we are impregnating
you are impregnating
they are impregnating
Present Perfect
I have impregnated
you have impregnated
he/she/it has impregnated
we have impregnated
you have impregnated
they have impregnated
Past Continuous
I was impregnating
you were impregnating
he/she/it was impregnating
we were impregnating
you were impregnating
they were impregnating
Past Perfect
I had impregnated
you had impregnated
he/she/it had impregnated
we had impregnated
you had impregnated
they had impregnated
Future
I will impregnate
you will impregnate
he/she/it will impregnate
we will impregnate
you will impregnate
they will impregnate
Future Perfect
I will have impregnated
you will have impregnated
he/she/it will have impregnated
we will have impregnated
you will have impregnated
they will have impregnated
Future Continuous
I will be impregnating
you will be impregnating
he/she/it will be impregnating
we will be impregnating
you will be impregnating
they will be impregnating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impregnating
you have been impregnating
he/she/it has been impregnating
we have been impregnating
you have been impregnating
they have been impregnating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impregnating
you will have been impregnating
he/she/it will have been impregnating
we will have been impregnating
you will have been impregnating
they will have been impregnating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impregnating
you had been impregnating
he/she/it had been impregnating
we had been impregnating
you had been impregnating
they had been impregnating
Conditional
I would impregnate
you would impregnate
he/she/it would impregnate
we would impregnate
you would impregnate
they would impregnate
Past Conditional
I would have impregnated
you would have impregnated
he/she/it would have impregnated
we would have impregnated
you would have impregnated
they would have impregnated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impregnate - fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.impregnate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
medicate - impregnate with a medicinal substance
alcoholise, alcoholize - treat or infuse with alcohol; "alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
imbue, soak - fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
ammonify - treat with ammonia; cause to undergo ammonification
thoriate - impregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission
stuff - treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; "stuff a bearskin"
charge - saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
imbrue, drench - permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"
3.impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)
knock up, prang up, bang up, impregnate - make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
inoculate - impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune
4.impregnate - make pregnantimpregnate - make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilize - introduce semen into (a female)
impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"

impregnate

verb
1. saturate, soak, steep, fill, seep, pervade, infuse, permeate, imbue, suffuse, percolate, imbrue (rare) plastic impregnated with a light-absorbing dye
2. inseminate, fertilize, make pregnant, fructify, fecundate, get with child War entailed killing the men and impregnating the women.

impregnate

verb
To cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone:
Translations

impregnate

[ˈɪmpregneɪt] VT (= permeate) → impregnar, empapar (with de) (= fertilise) [+ person, animal, egg] → fecundar
to become impregnated withimpregnarse de

impregnate

[ˈɪmprɛgneɪt] vt
(with substance)imprégner
(= fertilize) [+ female] → imprégner

impregnate

vt
(= saturate)tränken
(fig)erfüllen; persondurchdringen, erfüllen
(Biol: = fertilize) → befruchten; humans alsoschwängern

impregnate

[ˈɪmprɛgˌneɪt] vt (fertilize) → fecondare; (saturate) to impregnate (with)impregnare (di)

im·preg·nate

n. impregnar; saturar.
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It related the mythus of its birth, told of the power of the sun-light that spread out its delicate leaves, and forced them to impregnate the air with their incense--and then he thought of the manifold struggles of life, which in like manner awaken the budding flowers of feeling in our bosom.
The company is at a loss to explain how Micro Tuff impregnates and bonds to surfaces that are much less porous than hard-chrome plate.
A second resin-injection die impregnates and cures the skin.