Impregnation

Definition of Impregnation

Im`preg`na´tion
n.1.The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
2.(Biol.) The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoön) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
3.That with which anything is impregnated.
4.Intimate mixture; infusion; saturation.
5.(Mining) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.

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absorption and regurgitation, artificial insemination, brainwashing, brewing, catechization, conditioning, conjugation, cross-fertilization, cross-pollination, decoction, dictation, drench, drenching, ducking, dunking, enrichment, fecundation, fertilization, getting with child, heterogamy, imbruement, imbuement, implantation, impression, inculcation, indoctrination, infiltration, infixation, infixion, infusion, injection, inoculation, insemination, instillation, instillment, interpenetration, isogamy, leaching, lixiviation, maceration, marination, orthogamy, penetration, percolation, permeation, pervasion, pollination, pollinization, pulping, reindoctrination, saturation, seething, soak, soakage, soaking, sopping, souse, sousing, steeping, suffusion, zygosis
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