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Impregnate meaning

impregnate - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To become pregnant.
  2. 2. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
  3. 3. To come into contact with ( an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
  4. 4. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
  5. 5. To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished ( with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
  6. 6. Impregnated; made prolific.
  7. 7. To fecundate; impart a portion of.

impregnate - examples of usage

  1. I have often used it, being careful always to impregnate it thoroughly with some antiseptic solution. - "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", T. H. Pardo de Tavera.
  2. In the one it is the impregnate stone, the church itself which brings consolation, in the other it is above all things the fervour of the crowds which fill it. - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  3. And if a man of science, who may have no faith in the unseen, has the power to so impregnate water with his own vital energy that it cures a physical disease, why should power of a loftier, though similar, nature be denied to those of saintly life, of noble character, of knowledge of the invisible? - "Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries", Annie Besant.
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