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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sow; inject seed into; impregnate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see in– + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare to sow. See seminate.

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