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)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.