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- (transitive) To cause to become pregnant.
- Synonyms: knock up, inseminate, (of animals) cover
- I was impregnated at a clinic but don't know who the sperm donor is.
- (transitive) To fertilize.
- (transitive) To saturate, or infuse.
- (transitive) To fill pores or spaces with a substance.
- 1937, Hugh Bertie Campbell Pollard, The mystery of scent, page 121:
- It takes a little time for the personal fatty acids to impregnate new shoes or boots, but from the scent point of view leather is a sponge, and the personal scent is left.
- (intransitive, dated) To become pregnant.
- 2023 October 4 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, “WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2023”, in The Spectator, number (please specify the issue number); republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, […], volumes (please either specify the issue number or |volume=I to VI), New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, →OCLC:
- Were they, like Spanish Jennets, to impregnate by the Wind, they could not have thought on a more proper Invention.
to cause to become pregnant
to add nutrients — see fertilize
to saturate, to infuse
to fill pores or spaces with a substance
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impregnate f pl