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im·preg·nate

(im-preg'nāt),
1. To fecundate or fertilize an oocyte; to cause to conceive.
See also: saturate.
2. To diffuse or permeate with another substance.
See also: saturate.
[L. im-, in, + praegnans, with child]

impregnate

(ĭm-prĕg′nāt)
tr.v. impreg·nated, impreg·nating, impreg·nates
1. To make pregnant; inseminate.
2. To fertilize (an ovum, for example).

im′preg·na′tion n.
im·preg′na′tor n.

impregnate

[impreg′nāt]
Etymology: L, impregnare, to make pregnant
1 to inseminate and make pregnant; to fertilize.
2 to saturate or mix with another substance. impregnable, adj., impregnation, n.

im·preg·nate

(im-preg'nāt)
1. To fertilize or fecundate; to cause to conceive.
2. To permeate or saturate with another substance.
See also: saturate
[L. im-, in, + praegnans, with child]

im·preg·nate

(im-preg'nāt)
1. To diffuse or permeate with another substance.
2. To fecundate or fertilize an oocyte; to cause to conceive.
[L. im-, in, + praegnans, with child]
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