im·preg·nate /ɪmˈprɛgˌnet, ˈɪmˌ/
im·preg·nate /ɪmˈprɛgˌnet, ˈɪmˌ/ 及物動詞
Im·preg·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impregnated p. pr. & vb. n. Impregnating ]
1. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
2. Biol. To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
4. To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
Im·preg·nate a. Impregnated; made prolific.
The scorching ray
Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease. --Byron.
Im·preg·nate v. i. To become pregnant.
v 1: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: infuse,
2: infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with
alcohol" [syn: saturate]
3: fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
4: make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again" [syn: knock
up, bang up, prang up]