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Meaning of impregnate

im•preg•nate

Pronunciation: (v.im-preg'nāt, im'preg-nāt"adj.im-preg'nit, -nāt), [key]
— v., adj. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
—v.t.
  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.
—adj.
  1. impregnated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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