Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of making pregnant; fertilization.
  • n. The fact or process of imbuing or saturating with something; diffusion of some element, idea etc. through a medium or substance.
  • n. That with which anything is impregnated.
  • n. An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
  • n. The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoön) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
  • n. That with which anything is impregnated.
  • n. Intimate mixture; infusion; saturation.
  • n. An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of impregnating, or the state of being impregnated; fertilization; fecundation.
  • n. Intimate mixture of parts or particles; infusion; saturation.
  • n. That with which anything is impregnated.
  • n. In geology, an irregular form of mineral deposit, not a true vein, but having some of the characters of one. See segregation, segregated vein (under vein), and carbona.

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

  • n. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  • n. the process of totally saturating something with a substance
  • n. material with which something is impregnated

Etymologies

From impregnate +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brian is correct that the impregnation occurs when Superman has given up his powers.

    Superman Reruns

  • We have, on a previous occasion, described the process of "maceration" or "enfleurage," that is, the impregnation of purified fat with the aroma of certain scented flowers which do not yield any essential oil in paying quantities.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 288, July 9, 1881

  • The process of fertilization or fecundation is also known as impregnation and conception.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • Even today, because of the stigma around rape, especially as it was used as a tactic of war, there is a great disparity between the National Population Office of Rwanda's estimates of the number of children born of forced impregnation, which is from two to five thousand, and what the information provided by victim groups reflects, between ten and twenty-five thousand.

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  • From all other activities that are elsewhere ascribed to the Holy Spirit we conclude that His work in this case must have been anticipatory of the creative work that followed, a kind of impregnation with divine potentialities.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Prior to these treatments, the grains may be subjected to a variety of other treatments, such as impregnation with various compounds, or germination.

    All About Coffee

  • "impregnation;" to the little child it may be presented as "an awakening" of the sleeping seeds, so that they begin to grow, to develop, to expand and push out, until we have the full-grown seeds seen in the delicious and juicy roasting ear.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • Apparently some smugglers even require women to receive contraception injections before they will agree to take them across the border, planning against their potential impregnation.

    Mojado « Planning the Day

  • Are we now further narrowing the definition of an affirmative action Chicken-Hawk to demand impregnation of a woman between 1965 and1975?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Lawyers, Treason, and Deception: A Response to Andrew McCarthy

  • Werewolf mates are claimed with a bite, which is sort of ceremonial, or through flat-out impregnation.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

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