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  • n. A sowing of seed; the act of inseminating.
  • n. The act of impregnating (making pregnant) someone or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sowing or of injecting seed; impregnation.

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

  • n. the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
  • n. the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)


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  • When that fails – and it often does – artificial insemination is considered a last resort.

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  • We can examine the fine print all we like: all the technical virgins in the world wondering whether oral sex “counts” — or more recently, whether a woman who has never had sex but has given birth via donor insemination is still a virgin — are mere distractions.

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  • We think the artificial insemination is the best option.

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  • But because, some men find the idea of insemination very disturbing especially if donor sperm is needed, it may be easier for him not to be present during the process.

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  • Last year this bull produced 22,000 semen doses for insemination, that is 22,000 frozen semen tablets.


  • This act is called insemination, although conception does not follow unless the ovum and spermatozoon

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  • In some insect species, males engage in traumatic insemination, which is just what it sounds like, of other males and females alike.

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  • He said on his Web site Saturday he and Chu had married so they could try to have children through artificial insemination, which is only authorized for married couples in Hong Kong.

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  • It is true that the Catholic insistence on the desirability of simultaneous orgasm was largely due to the mistaken notion that to secure conception it was necessary that there should be "insemination" on the part of the wife as well as of the husband, but that was not the sole source of the theological view.

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  • Though Kristen would never admit it, she had been half-asleep since the day after her insemination—a surefire sign she was pregnant.

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