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 for impregnate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Impregnated (-n[asl]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Impregnating (-n[asl]*t[i^]ng).] [LL. impraegnatus, p. p.
     of impraegnare to impregnate, fr. L. pref. im- in + praegnans
     pregnant. See Pregnant.]
     1. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render
        prolific; to get with child or young.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as
        to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
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     3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or
        fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
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     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]g"n[=a]t), v. i.
     To become pregnant. --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impregnate \Im*preg"nate\ (-n[asl]t), a. [LL. impraegnatus, p.
     p.]
     Impregnated; made prolific.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The scorching ray
           Here pierceth not, impregnate with disease. --Byron.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impregnate
      v 1: fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic
           tinctures the air with carbon monoxide" [syn: impregnate,
           infuse, instill, tincture]
      2: infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with
         alcohol" [syn: impregnate, saturate]
      3: fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
      4: make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again" [syn:
         impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "impregnate":
     bathe, beat into, besprinkle, brainwash, breathe, brew, catechize,
     charge, color, condition, cross-fertilize, cross-pollen,
     cross-pollinate, cross-pollinize, decoct, douche, dredge, drench,
     dress, drouk, dye, enrich, entincture, fatten, fecundate,
     fecundify, fertilize, fill, flavor, flush, fructify,
     get with child, get with young, imbrue, imbue, implant, impress,
     inculcate, indoctrinate, infiltrate, infix, infuse, inject,
     inoculate, inseminate, instill, interpenetrate, lave, leach,
     leaven, lixiviate, macerate, manure, penetrate, percolate,
     permeate, pervade, pollen, pollinate, pollinize, program,
     prolificate, rinse, saturate, season, seethe, soak, sodden, sop,
     souse, spermatize, steep, suffuse, temper, tincture, tinge,
     transfuse, wash, waterlog
  
  

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