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Noun: impregnation  ,im-preg'ney-shun
  1. Material with which something is impregnated
    "the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue"
  2. The process of totally saturating something with a substance
    "the impregnation of wood with preservative";
    - saturation
  3. Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
    - fertilization, fertilisation [Brit], fecundation

Derived forms: impregnations

Type of: conception, creation, material, permeation, pervasion, stuff, suffusion

Part of: plastination

Encyclopedia: Impregnation