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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 business unit ALTANA Electrical Insulation develops, produces and markets wire enamels, impregnating resins (varnishes), compounds and casting resins, which are used in electric motors, transformers, generators, condensers, circuit boards, sensors and electrical domestic appliances.
Strategically this acquisition enables ALTANA Chemie to strengthen its activities and product portfolio in the area of impregnating resins in the US.
Plyonex LLC is a development company in South Paris, Maine, that has come up with a non-solvent approach to impregnating long-fiber or continuous reinforcements with thermoplastics via aqueous emulsions.
Laminating Papers has a pulp mill, a paper machine and an impregnating plant in Kotka.
Micro Tuff consists of a long-chain polymer combined with free chromium and an organic impregnating agent.
Also for impregnating applications is new GP 413D97, a low-VOC, waterborne phenol-formaldehyde resin.
Further work on impregnating technique and fiber/resin coupling is needed.
The product which is based on a new silicone resin can be used as a hydrophobizing wood impregnating agent or as an additive in wood stains.
According to reports, apart from rumours of impregnating his on-again off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez three years ago and losing it to a miscarriage, he also impregnated another girl, Radar Online reported.