impregnate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"impregnate" in British English

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impregnateverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪm.preɡ.neɪt/  us   /ɪmˈpreɡ-/ formal

impregnate verb [T] (ABSORB)

to ​cause something, usually a ​solidsubstance, to ​absorb something, usually a ​liquid: This ​cloth has been impregnated withspecialchemicals for ​cleaningcomputerscreens.

impregnate verb [T] (MAKE PREGNANT)

to make a woman or ​femaleanimalpregnant
(Definition of impregnate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impregnate" in American English

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impregnateverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈpreɡ·neɪt/

impregnate verb [T] (MAKE PREGNANT)

to make a woman or ​femaleanimalpregnant

impregnate verb [T] (ABSORB)

to ​cause a ​substance to ​absorb a ​liquidsubstance: This ​cloth is impregnated with a ​cleaningsolution.
(Definition of impregnate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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