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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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impregnate

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

impregnate

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

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

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

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

n. impregnar; saturar.
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Yet, in the midst of all these the State Legislative Assembly was only able to pass this law the youth in the state called "akin to adopting shariah laws widely applied in North Sudan." According to Gurtong's website, "a new customary law that was amended this year by the State Legislative Assembly dictates that any young man who impregnates a girl will be sentenced to ten years in prison besides being fined 3,00 Sudanese Pounds and three cows." Indeed, as the new law went into effect a few months ago, four young men, Matur Meen Mading, Mathiang Dhaal Manyiel, Thon Marier Thuc, and Sabit Gum Jangeth, who has escaped, were each sentenced to a ten-year prison term and required to pay all the associated fines.
Explains Nagelle, "For flat-surface decoration such as snowboards, the design is first printed on paper, and then a hot press impregnates the paper design into the substrate." For 3D decoration, Kolorfusion typically prints the design on an air permeable and flexible textile-based medium called Kolortex.