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impregnate

[im′preg‚nāt]
(engineering)
To force a liquid substance into the spaces of a porous solid in order to change its properties, as the impregnation of turquoise gems with plastic to improve color and durability, the impregnation of porous tungsten with a molten barium compound to manufacture a dispenser cathode, or the impregnation of wood with creosote to preserve its integrity against water damage.
(medicine)
To fertilize or cause to become pregnant.
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The results of the tests with impregnated products are presented starting from 35 kW/[m.
The impregnated and irradiated samples, whether or not they were immersed in antibrowning solutions, were compared to a fresh apple control throughout the storage period, which lasted a week at 4 C to 5 C.
ABSTRACT: Provided is a method of manufacturing incombustible wood that enables maximization of the amount of an incombustion agent used to be impregnated into wood.
In Japan, Toray plans to build a second prepreg (carbon fiber sheets impregnated with epoxy resin) manufacturing facility at its Ishikawa Plant, in addition to its Ehime Plant.
Nonwoven continuous glass is impregnated with PP and laminated to create a thin, tough biaxial structure.
REPLACEMENT TOOL Weapons currently in use against malaria include chemical insecticides that kill mosquitoes in the environment and bed nets, often impregnated with insecticide, that provide some protection for people as they sleep.
What we hope to gain from this program is body armor that wears like a traditional textile impregnated with nanomachines connected to an onboard computer, DeGay explained.
It is comprised of contacting wood material with an iron salt and an oxidant in at least one aqueous solution, emulsion or suspension to provide impregnated wood material, wherein the oxidant is at least one of persulfate, perborate and percarbonate, and wherein the wood material is immersed in the at least one aqueous solution, emulsion or suspension, and separating the impregnated wood material from the at least one aqueous solution, emulsion or suspension.
The new disc is paper impregnated with polycarbonate.
For residents who have a chronic wound, if the clinician has not seen any improvement in healing for about two to three months, and if the wound does not appear infected, I would think about using a dressing impregnated with hyaluronic acid for a short time (two to three weeks) to "jump start" the ulcer.
According to Doug Crow, the technical services application manager for Kadant Black Clawson, "The basic problem with wax impregnated board is that it is slippery, it can get on the machine and can effect the slide angles.
The high morbidity seen in this small retrospective study indicates that physicians should use caution when deciding to use a collagen impregnated sling, noted Dr.