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

  • transitive v. To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of (a female).
  • transitive v. To sow seed in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To sow (to disperse or plant seeds).
  • v. To impregnate (to cause to become pregnant).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sow seed into.
  • transitive v. To sow seed into; to impregnate.
  • transitive v. To implant in, as if sowing seed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sow; inject seed into; impregnate.

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

  • v. place seeds in or on (the ground)
  • v. introduce semen into (a female)


Latin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see in-2 + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare to sow. See seminate. (Wiktionary)


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