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English verb: impregnate

1. impregnate (change) fill, as with a certain quality


SamplesThe heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide.


Synonymsinfuse, instill, tincture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

2. impregnate (change) infuse or fill completely


SamplesImpregnate the cloth with alcohol.


ExamplesThey impregnate the cloth with water and alcohol, Water and alcohol impregnate the cloth


Synonymssaturate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full


Narrower (hyponym)alcoholise, alcoholize, ammonify, charge, drench, imbrue, imbue, medicate, soak, stuff, thoriate

3. impregnate (body) fertilize and cause to grow


SamplesThe egg was impregnated.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate


Narrower (hyponym)inoculate


Verb groupbang up, impregnate, knock up, prang up

4. impregnate (body) make pregnant


SamplesHe impregnated his wife again.


Synonymsbang up, knock up, prang up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate


Verb groupimpregnate









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