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VERB (4)

1. fill, as with a certain quality;
- Example: "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
[syn: impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture]

2. infuse or fill completely;
- Example: "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
[syn: impregnate, saturate]

3. fertilize and cause to grow;
- Example: "the egg was impregnated"

4. make pregnant;
- Example: "He impregnated his wife again"
[syn: impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impregnated (-n[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Impregnating (-n[asl]*t[i^]ng).] [LL. impraegnatus, p. p. of impraegnare to impregnate, fr. L. pref. im- in + praegnans pregnant. See Pregnant.] 1. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate. [1913 Webster] 3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. i. To become pregnant. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ (-n[asl]t), a. [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.] Impregnated; made prolific. [1913 Webster] The scorching ray Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impregnate v 1: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture] 2: infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol" [syn: impregnate, saturate] 3: fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated" 4: make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again" [syn: impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "impregnate": bathe, beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize, charge, color, condition, cross-fertilize, cross-pollen, cross-pollinate, cross-pollinize, decoct, douche, dredge, drench, dress, drouk, dye, enrich, entincture, fatten, fecundate, fecundify, fertilize, fill, flavor, flush, fructify, get with child, get with young, imbrue, imbue, implant, impress, inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inject, inoculate, inseminate, instill, interpenetrate, lave, leach, leaven, lixiviate, macerate, manure, penetrate, percolate, permeate, pervade, pollen, pollinate, pollinize, program, prolificate, rinse, saturate, season, seethe, soak, sodden, sop, souse, spermatize, steep, suffuse, temper, tincture, tinge, transfuse, wash, waterlog