HyperDic: impregnate

English > 4 senses of the word impregnate:
VERBchangeimpregnate, infuse, instill, tincturefill, as with a certain quality
changeimpregnate, saturateinfuse or fill completely
bodyimpregnatefertilize and cause to grow
bodyimpregnate, knock up, bang up, prang upmake pregnant
impregnate > pronunciation
Soundsihmpreh'gney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > impregnate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningFill, as with a certain quality.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsinfuse, instill, tincture
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishteñir, tinturar
Catalantenyir, tintar
English > impregnate: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninginfuse or fill completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey impregnate the cloth with water and alcohol; Water and alcohol impregnate the cloth
Example"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
Synonymsaturate
Narroweralcoholize, alcoholisetreat or infuse with alcohol
ammonifytreat with ammonia
chargesaturate
imbrue, drenchpermeate or impregnate
medicateimpregnate with a medicinal substance
soak, imbueFill, soak, or imbue totally
stufftreat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
thoriateimpregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishimpregnar, saturar
Catalanamarar, impregnar, saturar, xopar
Nounsimpregnationthe process of totally saturating something with a substance
English > impregnate: 4 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningfertilize and cause to grow.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the egg was impregnated"
Narrowerinoculateimpregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune
Broaderinseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertiliseintroduce semen into (a female)
Similar toimpregnate, knock up, bang up, prang upmake pregnant
Nounsimpregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
English > impregnate: 4 senses > verb 4, body
Meaningmake pregnant.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He impregnated his wife again"
Synonymsknock up, bang up, prang up
Broaderinseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertiliseintroduce semen into (a female)
Similar toimpregnatefertilize and cause to grow
Spanishdejar embarazada, embarazar, empreñar, fecundar, fertilizar, impregnar, preñar
Catalanembarassar, emprenyar, impregnar, prenyar
Nounsimpregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes

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