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Impregnate   /ɪmprˈɛgnˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. impregnated; pres. part. impregnating)
Fill, as with a certain quality.  Synonyms: infuse, instill, tincture.
Infuse or fill completely.  Synonym: saturate.
Fertilize and cause to grow.
Make pregnant.  Synonyms: bang up, knock up, prang up.

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"Impregnate" Quotes from Famous Books

... drear,— Sleep on calmly till again we meet! Till the loud Almighty trumpet sounds, Echoing through these corpse-encumbered hills, Till God's storm-wind, bursting through the bounds Placed by death, with life those corpses fills— Till, impregnate with Jehovah's blast, Graves bring forth, and at His menace dread, In the smoke of planets melting fast, Once again the tombs ...
— The Works of Frederich Schiller in English • Frederich Schiller

... to impregnate the beer-wort with yeast to provoke fermentation. Abandoned to the contact of our common air, it sooner or later ferments; but the chances are that the produce of that fermentation, instead of being agreeable, would be disgusting ...
— Fragments of science, V. 1-2 • John Tyndall

... insects are hermaphrodite, possessing both male and female organs of reproduction, as shell-snails and dew-worms; but that these are seen reciprocally to copulate with each other, and are believed not to be able to impregnate themselves; which belongs, therefore, to sexual generation, and not to the solitary reproduction of which I ...
— The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society - A Poem, with Philosophical Notes • Erasmus Darwin

Words linked to "Impregnate" :   stuff, inoculate, imbrue, thoriate, fertilise, prang up, fill, fill up, inseminate, medicate, fertilize, soak, alcoholize, fecundate, alcoholise, make full, imbue, ammonify, impregnation, charge, drench

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