in-semination

inseminate

[in-sem-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), 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.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin insēminātus past participle of insēmināre to implant, impregnate, equivalent to in- in-2 + sēminātus (equivalent to sēminā(re) to sow, derivative of sēmen seed (cf. semen) + -tus past participle suffix)

insemination, noun
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inseminate (ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to impregnate (a female) with semen
2.  to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
 
[C17: from Latin insēmināre, from in-² + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed]
 
insemi'nation
 
n
 
in'seminator
 
n

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inseminate
1623, "to cast as seed," from L. inseminatus, pp. of inseminare "to sow, implant," from in- "in" + semen (gen. semenis) "seed." Meaning "to impregnate with semen" is attested from 1923.
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inseminate in·sem·i·nate (ĭn-sěm'ə-nāt')
v. in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing, in·sem·i·nates
To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of a female.


in·sem'i·na'tion n.
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