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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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Still, because of the impregnation method adopted and of a limited scope of strength tests, the method as described in the standard [1] does not always disclose the real impregnation effect.
An analysis of test results (tests made at the Zaklad Mechaniki Stosowanej Szkoly Glownej Sluzby Pozarniczej--the Applied Mechanics Department of the Main School of Fire Service) was made in order to clear the effect of fire-protection impregnation with salt-containing agents by a vacuum-and-pressure method.
Analysis of the knowledge regarding the impregnation effect on wood strength
More than a half of papers on fire-protection wood impregnation was devoted to the effect of impregnation for the flammability, inflammability, and carbonisation rate.
Almost all researchers indicate significant and different effects of the impregnation on wood strength.