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Pronunciation:  [adj]im'pregnit, [v]im'pregneyt, im'preg`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again"
  2. [v]  fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
  3. [v]  infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
  4. [v]  fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"

IMPREGNATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bang up, infuse, instill, knock up, prang up, saturate, tincture
 See Also: alcoholise, alcoholize, ammonify, charge, drench, fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, fill, fill up, imbrue, imbue, inoculate, inseminate, make full, medicate, soak, stuff, thoriate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as
       to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
    3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or
       fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
    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.
  2. \Im*preg"nate\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. i.
    To become pregnant. --Addison.
  3. \Im*preg"nate\ (-n[asl]t), a. [LL. impraegnatus, p.
    Impregnated; made prolific.
          The scorching ray Here pierceth not, impregnate with
          disease.                                 --Byron.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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