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impregnate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of impregnate

  1. to wet thoroughly with liquid impregnated the cloth with furniture polish Synonyms of impregnate drench, drown, soak, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steepWords Related to impregnate waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms of impregnate dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms of impregnate wring (out)

Synonym Discussion of impregnate

soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate mean to permeate or be permeated with a liquid. soak implies usually prolonged immersion as for softening or cleansing.
    • soak the garment in soapy water
saturate implies a resulting effect of complete absorption until no more liquid can be held.
    • a saturated sponge
drench implies a thorough wetting by something that pours down or is poured.
    • clothes drenched by a cloudburst
steep suggests either the extraction of an essence (as of tea leaves) by the liquid or the imparting of a quality (such as a color) to the thing immersed.
    • steep the tea for five minutes
impregnate implies a thorough interpenetration of one thing by another.
    • a cake strongly impregnated with brandy


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