AskDefine | Define inseminate

Dictionary Definition



1 place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds" [syn: sow, sow in]
2 introduce semen into (a female) [syn: fecundate, fertilize, fertilise]

User Contributed Dictionary



inseminatus, past participle of inseminare to sow. See seminate.


  1. To sow; to impregnate.

Extensive Definition

Insemination is the introduction of sperm into the female uterus of a mammal or the oviduct of an oviparous (egg-laying animal) during copulation with another animal.
Artificial insemination is when it is done by some means other than copulation.

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inseminate in Hebrew: הפריה מלאכותית
inseminate in Lithuanian: Apsėklinimas
inseminate in Polish: Zaplemnienie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bed, broadcast, cross-fertilize, cross-pollen, cross-pollinate, cross-pollinize, dibble, disseminate, drill, fecundify, fertilize, forest, fructify, get with child, get with young, implant, impregnate, inculcate, infix, instill, plant, pollen, pollinate, pollinize, pot, put in, reforest, reset, retimber, scatter seed, seed, seed down, seminate, set, sow, sow broadcast, spermatize, transplant
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