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Definition of Impregnation


  1. The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.
  2. The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoon) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.
  3. That with which anything is impregnated.
  4. Intimate mixture; influsion; saturation.
  5. An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.