Definition of Impregnation

1. Noun. Material with which something is impregnated. "The impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue"

Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff



2. Noun. The process of totally saturating something with a substance. "The saturation of cotton with ether"
Exact synonyms: Saturation
Generic synonyms: Permeation, Pervasion, Suffusion
Group relationships: Plastination
Derivative terms: Impregnate

3. Noun. Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.

Definition of Impregnation

1. n. The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.

Definition of Impregnation

1. Noun. The act of making pregnant; fertilization. ¹

2. Noun. The fact or process of imbuing or saturating with something; diffusion of some element, idea etc. through a medium or substance. ¹

3. Noun. That with which anything is impregnated. ¹

4. Noun. (geology) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impregnation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Impregnation

1. 1. The act of fecundation or of rendering pregnant. 2. The process or act of saturation, a saturated condition. Origin: L. Impregnatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impregnation

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Literary usage of Impregnation

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1. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"METALLIC STAINS (impregnation METHODS). 347. The Characters of impregnation Stains.—By impregnation is understood a mode of coloration in which a colouring ..."

2. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1882)
"Blastoderm of the egg 7 hours after impregnation 166 8. ... Embryo 14 hours after impregnation 168 11. Transverse section of candal ..."

3. Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin: An Introduction to the by John MacLeod Hendrie MacLeod (1903)
"impregnation STAINS. By impregnation stains are meant stains which act in ... The chief impregnation stains are the metallic stains, nitrate of silver and ..."

4. The Naturalist's Library edited by William Jardine (1840)
"Retarded impregnation.—There is a fact connected ... If impregnation be delayed longer than twenty days from the Queen's birth, the consequence is that none ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1852)
"On the impregnation of the Ovum uf the Amphibia. Section first. By GEORGE NEWPORT, FRS, &c. (From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for ..."

6. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1856)
"In low elevations, and where the flame has not reached a great height, the stronger impregnation may be used with advantage; but when the flame has arrived ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1885)
"In the case of some animals impregnation may take place at the ovary itself. The passage of the spermatozoa is most probably effected mainly by their own ..."

8. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"A natural sequence to the subject of impregnation without entrance is that of artificial impregnation. From being a matter of wonder and * 476, 1851, i., ..."

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