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tr.v. in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing, in·sem·i·nates
1. To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of (a female).
2. Archaic To sow seed in.
[Latin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see in-2 + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen).]
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1. (Physiology) to impregnate (a female) with semen
2. to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
[C17: from Latin insēmināre, from in-2 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed]
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v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
2. to sow; implant seed into.
[1615–25; < Latin insēmināre to implant, impregnate =in- in-2 + sēināre to sow, derivative of sēmen seed (compare semen)]
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Past participle: inseminated
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|Verb||1.||inseminate - place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"|
|2.||inseminate - introduce semen into (a female) |
stratify - render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize - cause to undergo cross-fertilization; "Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans"
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inseminate[ɪnˈsemɪneɪt] VT → inseminar
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inseminate[ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt] vt → inseminare
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