Im*preg"nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impregnated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impregnating (?).] [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.

 

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Im*preg"nate (?), v. i.

To become pregnant.

Addison.

 

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Im*preg"nate (?), a. [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.]

Impregnated; made prolific.

The scorching ray
Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease.
Byron.

 

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