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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 Fords Impregnator applies hot molasses (80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit) under high pressure through small nozzles that atomize the molasses into a fine mist which falls On the warm feed as it leaves the mill." The feed was warmed by the friction of the hammers during the grinding process.
Internal- or external-mix, high-transfer-efficiency guns for spraying resins, gel coat or chop; RTM systems; roller impregnators; and hand-held resin rollers.
Make sure the installer finishes with a stone impregnator or penetrating sealer to resist stains.
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Even the girl's loathsome impregnator Georgie Burgess (sag-eyed Pat Laffan) is so real, so rooted, you could kiss his puff-pastry face.
A brilliant historical novel, it reinvents Nelson the killer, Nelson the superpatriot, Nelson the champion of duty yet simultaneously the super-individualist disobeying his commandant's orders (and getting away with it), and of course Nelson the impregnator of the stunning wife of the British Ambassador at Naples, Lady Emma Hamilton, who bore him a daughter inevitably named Horatia.
/ And still begetting (for he ne'er begun)" provides a mirror image to Milton's lines; so, too, does the Christian conception of a Being who is both son and impregnator of the same woman.
Also on display will be the company's RAM equipment, a low flow, single component system designed for resin transfer molding of advanced composite parts; a Bridge Saw; the Seven-Roll Impregnator, a mechanized lay-up machine for wetting and placing woven fiberglass materials; the Gelcoater, which uses airless internal mixing to achieve what is reported to be a superior catalyst/resin mixing action eliminating catalyst overspray; and the Precision-Cast, which produces synthetic marble (unsaturated polyester) at the low rates required by smaller shops.
If the tiles are porous and water is staining them, then I would use Lithofin MN Stain-Stop natural stone impregnator & sealer.
If the water penetrates the surface within a minute, you need to apply an impregnator to make the surface water and oil repellent.
What's curious is that her children, all of whom resemble each other, are sired by a serial impregnator who seems sheltered by the State.