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IMPREGNATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does impregnate mean? 

IMPREGNATE (verb)
  The verb IMPREGNATE has 4 senses:

1. fill, as with a certain quality
2. infuse or fill completely
3. fertilize and cause to grow
4. make pregnant

  Familiarity information: IMPREGNATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPREGNATE (verb)


Sense 1impregnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill, as with a certain quality

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

impregnate; tincture; infuse; instill

Context example:

The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

Hypernyms (to "impregnate" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2impregnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Infuse or fill completely

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

saturate; impregnate

Context example:

Impregnate the cloth with alcohol

Hypernyms (to "impregnate" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impregnate"):

medicate (impregnate with a medicinal substance)

alcoholise; alcoholize (treat or infuse with alcohol)

imbue; soak (fill, soak, or imbue totally)

ammonify (treat with ammonia; cause to undergo ammonification)

thoriate (impregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission)

stuff (treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting)

charge (saturate)

drench; imbrue (permeate or impregnate)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence examples:

They impregnate the cloth with water and alcohol
Water and alcohol impregnate the cloth


Sense 3impregnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fertilize and cause to grow

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

the egg was impregnated

Hypernyms (to "impregnate" is one way to...):

fecundate; fertilise; fertilize; inseminate (introduce semen into (a female))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impregnate"):

inoculate (impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4impregnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make pregnant

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

knock up; prang up; bang up; impregnate

Context example:

He impregnated his wife again

Hypernyms (to "impregnate" is one way to...):

fecundate; fertilise; fertilize; inseminate (introduce semen into (a female))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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