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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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Mat impregnators include an economical model with a hand crank to dispense mat from a roll between two impregnating rollers and onto a take-up roll.
A brilliant historical novel, it reinvents Nelson the killer, Nelson the superpatriot, Nelson the champion of duty yet simultaneously the super-individualist disobeying his commandant's orders (and getting away with it), and of course Nelson the impregnator of the stunning wife of the British Ambassador at Naples, Lady Emma Hamilton, who bore him a daughter inevitably named Horatia.
And still begetting (for he ne'er begun)" provides a mirror image to Milton's lines; so, too, does the Christian conception of a Being who is both son and impregnator of the same woman.
Also on display will be the company's RAM equipment, a low flow, single component system designed for resin transfer molding of advanced composite parts; a Bridge Saw; the Seven-Roll Impregnator, a mechanized lay-up machine for wetting and placing woven fiberglass materials; the Gelcoater, which uses airless internal mixing to achieve what is reported to be a superior catalyst/resin mixing action eliminating catalyst overspray; and the Precision-Cast, which produces synthetic marble (unsaturated polyester) at the low rates required by smaller shops.
Over the last decade, the serial impregnator (eight children by seven women was the tally of the last 20-something unemployed wastrel to sell his story to a red-top) is regarded as folk hero by his feral friend, his sexual manoeuvres gaining him vastly more kudos than he notches up for Asbos or stints inside young offenders' institutes.
When worktops are first fitted they are sealed with an impregnator which makes the surface water and oil resistant.
Delivery includes a plug-screw feeder and a chemical impregnator.
The pre-treatment stage for the board production line has a capacity of approximately 600 t/d and comprises an ANDRITZ Impressafiner MSD, an ANDRITZ impregnator and an ANDRITZ chip bin discharger.
And once the tiles were grouted, a third coat of impregnator should have been applied.
Introducing Rocklinizer model 800 Carbide Metal Impregnator.
Key statement: A two roll impregnator for impregnating fiber reinforcement for use in filament winding operatives contains two abutting rolls, at least one and preferably both having an elastomeric surface.
Once clean, you can apply a stone impregnator such as Stain Stop, which makes the limestone easier to tackle in the future.