Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impregnate

4 senses of impregnate

Sense 1
impregnate, infuse, instill, tincture -- (fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Sense 2
impregnate, saturate -- (infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Sense 3
impregnate -- (fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated")
       => inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertilise -- (introduce semen into (a female))

Sense 4
impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up -- (make pregnant; "He impregnated his wife again")
       => inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertilise -- (introduce semen into (a female))

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