(Im"pre*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprecated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprecating ] [L. imprecatus, p. p. of imprecari to imprecate; pref. im- in, on + precari to pray. See Pray.]

1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.

Imprecate the vengeance of Heaven on the guilty empire.

2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.

In vain we blast the ministers of Fate,
And the forlorn physicians imprecate.

(Im`pre*ca"tion) n. [L. imprecatio: cf. F. imprécation.] The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.

Men cowered like slaves before such horrid imprecations.

Syn. — Malediction; curse; execration; anathema. See Malediction.

(Im"pre*ca*to*ry) a. Of the nature of, or containing, imprecation; invoking evil; as, the imprecatory psalms.

(Im`pre*ci"sion) n. Want of precision. [R.]

(Im*pregn") v. t. [Cf. F. impregner. See Impregnate.] To impregnate; to make fruitful. [Obs.]

His pernicious words, impregned
With reason.

Semele doth Bacchus bear
Impregned of Jove.
Dr. H. More.

(Im*preg`na*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being impregnable; invincibility.

(Im*preg"na*ble) a. [F. imprenable; pref. im- not + prenable pregnable, fr. prendre to take, L. prehendere. See Comprehend, Get to obtain.] Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.

The man's affection remains wholly unconcerned and impregnable.

Im*preg"na*ble*ness, n.Im*preg"na*bly, adv.

(Im*preg"na*ble) a. [See Impregnate.] (Biol.) Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the ovule of a plant.

(Im*preg"nant) n. [See Impregnate.] That which impregnates. [R.] Glanvill.

(Im*preg"nant), a. [Pref. im- not + pregnant.] Not pregnant; unfertilized or infertile. [R.]

(Im*preg"nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impregnated (-na*ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Impregnating ] [LL. impraegnatus, p. p. of impraegnare to impregnate, fr. L. pref. im- in + praegnans pregnant. See Pregnant.]

1. To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.

2. (Biol.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.

3. To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.

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