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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·preg·nate /ɪmˈprɛgˌnet, ˈɪmˌ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 im·preg·nate /ɪmˈprɛgˌnet, ˈɪmˌ/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·preg·nate a.  Impregnated; made prolific.
 The scorching ray
 Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease.   --Byron.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·preg·nate v. i. To become pregnant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
           tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: infuse,
           instill, tincture]
      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]