inseminate[in sem′ə nāt′]
transitive verbinseminated, inseminating
- to sow seeds in; esp., to impregnate by sexual intercourse or by artificially injecting semen
- to implant (ideas, etc.) in (the mind, etc.)
Origin of inseminate; from Classical Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare, to sow in ; from in-, in + seminare, to sow ; from semen, seed: see semen
transitive verbin·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).
- Archaic To sow seed in.
Origin of inseminateLatin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see in–2 + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen).
(third-person singular simple present inseminates, present participle inseminating, simple past and past participle inseminated)
Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare to sow. See seminate.