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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.
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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.
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Baud and Giraud treated fabrics of carbon or carbon precursor fibers by impregnating them with a solution or a suspension allowing a dispersion of discrete ceramic particles, resulting in 1 to 15 wt% particles.