insemination meaning, insemination definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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inseminate  

  ( inseminates    3rd person present)   ( inseminating    present participle)   ( inseminated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To inseminate a woman or female animal means to put a male's sperm into her in order to make her pregnant.  
The gadget is used to artificially inseminate cows.      V n  
   insemination             n-uncount  
The sperm sample is checked under the microscope before insemination is carried out.     
2   
    artificial insemination  


artificial insemination     
Artificial insemination is a medical technique for making a woman pregnant by injecting previously stored sperm into her womb. Female animals can also be made pregnant by artificial insemination. The abbreviation AI is also used.      n-uncount  
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