v.t. sow; impregnate.
   ♦ insemination, n.

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  • Inseminate — In*sem i*nate, v. t. [L. inseminatus, p. p. of inseminare to sow. See {Seminate}.] 1. To sow seed into. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To sow seed into; to impregnate. [1913 Webster] 3. To implant in, as if sowing seed; as, to inseminate one s children …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inseminate — verb embed, implant, impregnate, inject, insert, introduce, plant, pollinate, poilinize, seed, sow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inseminate — (v.) 1620s, to cast as seed, from L. inseminatus, pp. of inseminare to sow, implant, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + semen (gen. semenis) seed. Meaning to impregnate with semen is attested from 1923. Related: Inseminated; inseminating …   Etymology dictionary

  • inseminate — ► VERB ▪ introduce semen into (a woman or a female animal). DERIVATIVES insemination noun inseminator noun. ORIGIN Latin inseminare sow …   English terms dictionary

  • inseminate — [in sem′ə nāt΄] vt. inseminated, inseminating [< L inseminatus, pp. of inseminare, to sow in < in , in + seminare, to sow < semen, seed: see SEMEN] 1. to sow seeds in; esp., to impregnate by sexual intercourse or by artificially… …   English World dictionary

  • inseminate — [[t]ɪnse̱mɪneɪt[/t]] inseminates, inseminating, inseminated 1) VERB To inseminate a woman or female animal means to put a male s sperm into her in order to make her pregnant. [V n] The gadget is used to artificially inseminate cows. Derived words …   English dictionary

  • inseminate — UK [ɪnˈsemɪneɪt] / US [ɪnˈsemɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms inseminate : present tense I/you/we/they inseminate he/she/it inseminates present participle inseminating past tense inseminated past participle inseminated formal to put sperm… …   English dictionary

  • inseminate — insemination, n. /in sem euh nayt /, v.t., inseminated, inseminating. 1. to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate. 2. to sow; implant seed into. 3. to sow as seed in something; implant: to inseminate youth with new ideas.… …   Universalium

  • inseminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare, from in + semin , semen seed more at semen Date: circa 1623 1. sow 2. to introduce semen into the genital tract of (a female) Synonyms: see implant •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inseminate — verb a) To sow (to disperse or plant seeds). b) To impregnate (to cause to become pregnant) …   Wiktionary

  • inseminate — in·sem·i·nate in sem ə .nāt vt, nat·ed; nat·ing to introduce semen into the genital tract of (a female) in·sem·i·na·tion .sem ə nā shən n …   Medical dictionary

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