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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of impraegnare, from Latin praegnas; PREGNANT

impregnate

verb
     
im‧preg‧nate [transitive]
1 to make a substance spread completely through something, or to spread completely through something
impregnate something with something
The mats have to be impregnated with disinfectant.
2 technical to make a woman or female animal pregnant
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