Definition of impregnate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    impregnate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impregnate
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪt//
     
    he / she / it impregnates
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪts//
     
    past simple impregnated
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪtɪd//
     
    past participle impregnated
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form impregnating
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmpreɡneɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreɡneɪtɪŋ//
     
    Pregnancy
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] impregnate something (with something) to make a substance spread through an area so that the area is full of the substance The pad is impregnated with insecticide.
  2. 2impregnate somebody/something (formal) to make a woman or female animal pregnant See related entries: Pregnancy
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘fill’; earlier (Middle English) as impregnation): from late Latin impregnat- ‘made pregnant’, from the verb impregnare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: impregnate