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inseminate

[in-sem-uh-neyt] /ɪnˈsɛm əˌneɪt/
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
1615-1625
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)
Related forms
insemination, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inseminated

inseminate

/ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to impregnate (a female) with semen
2.
to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
Derived Forms
insemination, noun
inseminator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin insēmināre, from in-² + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Word Origin and History for inseminated

inseminate

v.

1620s, "to cast as seed," from Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare "to sow, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + semen (genitive semenis) "seed." Meaning "to impregnate with semen" is attested from 1923. Related: Inseminated; inseminating.

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inseminated in Medicine

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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