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Definitions and Synonyms of impregnation | Another word for impregnation | What is impregnation?

Definition 1: creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for impregnation in the sense of this definition

(impregnation is a kind of ...) the event that occurred at the beginning of something

"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

(... is a kind of impregnation ) transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

(... is a kind of impregnation ) fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species

(... is a kind of impregnation ) fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual

(... is a kind of impregnation ) fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)

(... is a kind of impregnation ) fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time

"superfetation is normal in some animal species"

Definition 2: the process of totally saturating something with a substance - [noun denoting process]

Samples where impregnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the impregnation of wood with preservative
  • the saturation of cotton with ether

Synonyms for impregnation in the sense of this definition

(impregnation is a kind of ...) the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance

(... is part of impregnation) a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened

"the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"

Definition 3: material with which something is impregnated - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where impregnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue

(impregnation is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

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