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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


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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