What does impregnate mean?

Definitions for impregnate
ɪmˈprɛg neɪt; -nɪt, -neɪtim·preg·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture(verb)

    fill, as with a certain quality

    "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

  2. impregnate, saturate(verb)

    infuse or fill completely

    "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

  3. impregnate(verb)

    fertilize and cause to grow

    "the egg was impregnated"

  4. impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up(verb)

    make pregnant

    "He impregnated his wife again"


  1. impregnate(Verb)

    To cause to become pregnant.

  2. impregnate(Verb)

    To fertilize.

  3. impregnate(Verb)

    To saturate, or infuse.

  4. impregnate(Verb)

    To fill pores or spaces with a substance.

    It is recommended to impregnate new shoes before wearing them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impregnate(verb)

    to make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

  2. Impregnate(verb)

    to come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

  3. Impregnate(verb)

    to infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

  4. Impregnate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

  5. Impregnate(verb)

    to become pregnant

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

  6. Impregnate(adj)

    impregnated; made prolific

    Etymology: [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impregnate

    im-preg′nāt, v.t. to make pregnant: to impart the particles or qualities of one thing to another: saturate.—n. Impregnā′tion, the act of impregnating: that with which anything is impregnated. [Low L. imprægnāre, -ātumin, in, prægnans, pregnant.]

Editors Contribution

  1. impregnate

    Cause to become pregnant.

    The bull did impregnate the cattle efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impregnate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impregnate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of impregnate in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Veritably, what establishes and defines, the hundreds of thousands of useless numbers on social media, when a few ones of that stay active? - Indeed, garbage cannot beautify and impregnate with fragrance the streets.

  2. Maine Gov. Paul LePage:

    These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty, they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.

  3. Paul LePage:

    These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty, these types of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, and they go back home, incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue that we've got to deal with down the road.

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  • zbouchnoutCzech
  • imprägnieren, schwängernGerman
  • gravedigiEsperanto
  • täyttää, kyllästää, ravita, siittää, hedelmöittää, lannoittaaFinnish
  • [[rendre]] [[enceinte]], imprégner de, féconder, enceinter, imbiber, inséminer, engrosser, mettre enceinteFrench
  • toirchighIrish
  • termékennyé tesz, termékenyít, teherbe ejt, megtermékenyítHungarian
  • permeare, pigmentare, impregnare, inseminare, ingravidare, fecondare, mettere incintaItalian
  • impregnar, emprenhar, permear, engravidarPortuguese
  • [[сде́лать]] [[беременная, [[де́лать]] [[беременнаяRussian
  • befrukta, impregneraSwedish
  • sugeçirmez yapmak, emprenye etmek, doyurmak, emdirmek, döllemek, tohumlamak, hamile bırakmak, yedirmekTurkish
  • بدمعاشUrdu

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    a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
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