Impregnate

Definition of Impregnate

Im`preg´nate   Pronunciation: ~nãt
v. t.1.To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
[imp. & p. p. Impregnated (-nã*tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Impregnating (-nã*tĭng).]
2.(Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
3.To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
4.To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
v. i.1.To become pregnant.
a.1.Impregnated; made prolific.
The scorching ray
Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease.
- Byron.

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