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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
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    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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    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
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