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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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We closed school in April 9 and the following day, I received a call from the sub-county director of education who informed me that I have been accused of defiling and impregnating my pupil."
Caption: Figure 2: Comparison of XRD patterns of the Pd-impregnated ceria catalysts prepared by using ceria support derived from different metal complex precursors and impregnating Pd with two different concentrations: (a) 1Pd-CeO2-T-Cl, (b) 3Pd-CeO2-T-Cl, (c) 1PdCeO2-T-N, (d) 3Pd-CeO2-T-N, (e) 1Pd-CeO2-B-N, and (f) 3PdCeO2-B-N.
Biocoat is an impregnating agent with high penetrative capacity that helps to maintain the optimum humidity level of the wood, slowing down the natural aging process and also preventing the risk of changes to the tonality.
A key early supplier of SMC impregnating lines was Finn & Fram in San Bernadino, Calif.
A proprietary lay-up head design applies 50-mm wide strips of fibers while concurrently impregnating them with resin to form a "tailored blank." Dwight says this method offers several advantages over working with woven fabric.
The converse, male Malamutes impregnating female wolves, is not reported.
A prefectural livestock breeding center confirmed Tuesday that it has successfully impregnated a cow at the center using embryos cloned from the somatic cells of cows, while a quasi-governmental research center has said it had also succeeded in impregnating a cow using a similar technique.
Melamine: The resin is introduced into the paper during an impregnating operation.
Summary: Fact.MR's recently published report foretells the impregnating resins market to register a strong growth rate during the foreseen period.
The impregnating resins market has been analyzed in detail to offer definitive forecast insights on the market for the period 2018-27.
[USPRwire, Sun May 12 2019] The impregnating resins market has been analyzed in detail to offer definitive forecast insights on the market for the period 2018-27.
In a fairly similar incident from November 2017, a West Virginia man received no jail time, was sentenced to five years on probation and 50 years of supervision, after he was convicted of impregnating an 11-year-old girl in 2011 who was forced to get an abortion.