from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make pregnant; inseminate.
- transitive v. To fertilize (an ovum, for example).
- transitive v. To fill throughout; saturate: a cotton wad that was impregnated with ether.
- transitive v. To permeate or imbue: impregnate a speech with optimism. See Synonyms at charge.
- adj. Saturated or filled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause to become pregnant.
- v. To fertilize.
- v. To saturate, or infuse.
- v. To fill pores or spaces with a substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Impregnated; made prolific.
- intransitive v. To become pregnant.
- transitive v. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
- transitive v. To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
- transitive v. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
- transitive v. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- Rendered prolific or fruitful; impregnated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. infuse or fill completely
- v. fertilize and cause to grow
- v. fill, as with a certain quality
- v. make pregnant
We have sailed out of sight of the old continent of coarse thinking, and are sailing a sea where purity of thought and expression impregnate the air like odors.
Tripod's voiceover calmly discusses the necessity of trying to "impregnate" this girl, who's treated as a test subject, and the scene where Tripod begins stripping while the girl watches, coloring pictures on the floor, is unbelievably creepy and queasy.
"impregnate" as you insinuate that I'm a redneck, rheaume.
Donohue also believes that ghosts can impregnate women.
Where is the outcry by the conservatives for the deadbeat dads who abandon the women they impregnate?
Or whether he would be willing to impregnate his sister-in-law should his brother die.
In my war novel the hero would impregnate the love of his life just before he died.
And the writing, at its best, is wonderfully allusive – a golden cloud of summer pollen is as fecund and generative as the wind Plato thought could impregnate horses – and precise, often finding all manner of surprising likenesses: dragonflies "the size of kitchen matches" cruise the air; cut grass is baled in blue plastic "the exact colour of surgical scrubs".
The thing is, even the presence of the baby is not proof that sex occurred; if the kids changed their story to claim that he wanked into a cup and she, in a seperate room entirely, used a cotton bud to impregnate herself with it, how would you prove otherwise?
It speaks volumes that this woman went out of her country and found a clinic that does no health screenings or follow-up and is willing to impregnate even an 80-year-old woman.
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