verb (used with object), inseminated, inseminating.
to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
to sow; implant seed into.
to sow as seed in something; implant: to inseminate youth with new ideas.
Origin: 1615–25; < Latininsēminātus 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 (ĭn-sěm'ə-nā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The introduction of semen into the reproductive tract of a female either through sexual intercourse or through use of an instrument such as a syringe in the process known as artificial insemination.