HyperDic: impregnation

English > 3 senses of the word impregnation:
NOUNsubstanceimpregnationmaterial with which something is impregnated
processimpregnation, saturationthe process of totally saturating something with a substance
eventimpregnation, fertilization, fertilisation, fecundationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
impregnation > pronunciation
Soundsihmpreh'gney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > impregnation: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningmaterial with which something is impregnated.
Example"the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue"
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishimpregnación
English > impregnation: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of totally saturating something with a substance.
Example"the impregnation of wood with preservative"
Synonymsaturation
Part ofplastinationA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
Broaderpermeation, pervasion, suffusionThe process of permeating / permeating / permeating or infusing something with a substance
Verbsimpregnateinfuse or fill completely
English > impregnation: 3 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.
Synonymsfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation
Narrowercross-fertilization, cross-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
pollination, pollenationtransfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
self-fertilization, self-fertilisationfertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
superfecundationfertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
superfetationfertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun
Broadercreation, conceptionThe event that occurred at the beginning of something
Spanishfecundación, fertilización
Catalanfecundació
Verbsimpregnatemake pregnant
impregnatefertilize and cause to grow

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