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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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Air treatment impregnated activated carbons are also available for use in gas purification and air pollution control systems.
Impregnated and plain boards were crushed and sifted to prepare wood powders.
Imports of Textile Fabrics Impregnated, Coated, Covered or Laminated with Plastics has grew month on month basis by 2.
The results of the tests with impregnated products are presented starting from 35 kW/[m.
The investigators found that the apple slices impregnated with calcium and irradiated with UV-C light underwent a significant increase in surface browning during the storage period.
Tetracycline impregnated gutta percha (Tetracycline Gutta Percha, TGP by Medidenta), acts as an antimicrobial reservoir that is capable of diffusing onto the surface of the gutta percha, thereby inhibiting colonization of bacteria on the gutta percha points and within the root canals.
HEROIN is being smuggled to jailbirds in underpants and socks impregnated with the drug.
A BRITISH woman facing trial in Laos for alleged heroin trafficking secretly impregnated herself with the sperm of another prisoner in a bid to escape the death sentence, a government-run newspaper has claimed.
The liner is factory impregnated and manufactured under ISO 9001 quality control with long-term testing for creep modulus, strain corrosion, water absorption abrasion resistance.
Specialists at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, Suffolk, inserted wires impregnated with a radioactive material into a tumour under Muffin's eye.
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.