Impregnates



[verb im-preg-neyt, im-preg-neyt; adjective im-preg-nit, -neyt] /verb ɪmˈprɛg neɪt, ˈɪm prɛgˌneɪt; adjective ɪmˈprɛg nɪt, -neɪt/

verb (used with object), impregnated, impregnating.
1.
to make pregnant; get with child or young.
2.
to fertilize.
3.
to cause to be infused or permeated throughout, as with a substance; saturate:
to impregnate a handkerchief with cheap perfume.
4.
to fill interstices with a substance.
5.
to furnish with some actuating or modifying element infused or introduced; imbue, infect; tincture.
adjective
6.
impregnated.
verb (transitive) (ˈɪmprɛɡˌneɪt)
1.
to saturate, soak, or infuse: to impregnate a cloth with detergent
2.
to imbue or permeate; pervade
3.
to cause to conceive; make pregnant
4.
to fertilize (an ovum)
5.
to make (land, soil, etc) fruitful
adjective (ɪmˈprɛɡnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
6.
pregnant or fertilized
v.

c.1600, from Late Latin impraegnatus “pregnant,” past participle of impraegnare “to render pregnant,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + praegnare “make pregnant” (see pregnant). Earlier in same sense was impregn (1530s).

impregnate im·preg·nate (ĭm-prěg’nāt)
v. im·preg·nat·ed, im·preg·nat·ing, im·preg·nates

im’preg·na’tion n.
im·preg’na’tor n.

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