Meaning of impregnation

impregnation




Definitions of impregnation
  1. noun

    creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant

    synonyms:

    fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization

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    pollenation, pollination

    transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
    cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization

    fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
    self-fertilisation, self-fertilization

    fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
    superfecundation

    fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
    superfetation

    fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time
    allogamy

    cross-fertilization in plants
    autogamy

    self-fertilization in plants
    cross-pollination

    fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
    self-pollination

    fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower
    type of:

    conception, creation

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

  2. noun

    the process of totally saturating something with a substance

    “the
    impregnation of wood with preservative”
    synonyms:

    saturation

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    permeation, pervasion, suffusion

    the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance

  3. noun

    material with which something is impregnated

    “the
    impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue”
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    type of:

    material, stuff

    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

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