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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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After the paper is impregnated it is dried in a drying oven.
As shown in Figure 5, compressive strength in impregnated concrete shows increase with exposure period but no clear strength gaining.
Catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin are commercially available.
The silver impregnated carbons have been developed and supplied by Waterlink Sutcliffe Carbons, part of Sutcliffe Speakman Carbons Ltd, tel:0194 227 5400.
Meanwhile, the Livestock Improvement Association of Japan Inc., a quasi-governmental organization under the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, confirmed last Thursday that it, in cooperation with Tohoku University, had impregnated a cow using a similar method but somatic cells taken from an adult cow.
impregnated cant impregnated for switchboard 65 1/11, type set a3, bars type i, softwood or similar 7 sets, 29 971.
K-M's RTP system starts by extruding an HDPE inner tube, which is over-wrapped diagonally with two to four layers of a composite tape of nylon, PET, or glass fibers impregnated with PE.
HPS 1000 and 1100 are also surfactant-free, which eases washing the impregnated parts, and eliminates the need for costly pretreatment of waste rinse water.
Eskimos are reported to occasionally tie female Malamutes in heat out in the wilderness to be impregnated by wolves ("Three Dog Eves: Canine diaspora from East Asia to Americas," SN: 11/23/02, p.
We chose to treat sheets that were entirely impregnated with polyvinylamine instead of coating only the surface out of convenience.
Antimicrobial activity of silastic tympanostomy tubes impregnated with silver oxide.
(19) found that catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin were less likely to be colonized than those impregnated with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine.