impregnation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English impregnacioun, from Old French impregnacion, in turn from Late Latin impregnatio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

impregnation (countable and uncountable, plural impregnations)

  1. The act of making pregnant; fertilization.
  2. The fact or process of imbuing or saturating with something; diffusion of some element, idea etc. through a medium or substance.
  3. That with which anything is impregnated.
  4. (geology) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French impregnacion, from Late Latin impregnatio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ĩpreɳasjõ/, /ĩpreɡnasjõ/

Noun[edit]

impregnation f (plural impregnations)

  1. impregnation, fertilization
  2. saturation, impregnation