from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make pregnant; inseminate.
  • transitive verb To fertilize (an ovum, for example).
  • transitive verb To fill throughout; saturate.
  • transitive verb To permeate or imbue.
  • adjective Saturated or filled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rendered prolific or fruitful; impregnated.
  • To make pregnant, as a female; cause to conceive; get with young; fertilize.
  • To transmit or infuse an active principle into; fecundate; fertilize; imbue.
  • To infuse into, as particles of another substance; communicate the qualities of another substance to, as (in pharmacy) by mixture, digestion, etc.; saturate.
  • To become impregnated or pregnant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To become pregnant.
  • adjective Impregnated; made prolific.
  • transitive verb To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
  • transitive verb (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
  • transitive verb To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
  • transitive 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)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To cause to become pregnant.
  • verb transitive To fertilize.
  • verb transitive To saturate, or infuse.
  • verb transitive To fill pores or spaces with a substance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb infuse or fill completely
  • verb fertilize and cause to grow
  • verb fill, as with a certain quality
  • verb make pregnant


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Late Latin impraegnātus, pregnant : Latin in-, in; see in– + Latin praegnātus, variant of praegnās, pregnant; see pregnant.]


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