verb (used with object), in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing.
- to inject semen into (the female reproductive tract); impregnate.
- to sow; implant seed into.
- to sow as seed in something; implant: to inseminate youth with new ideas.
- to impregnate (a female) with semen
- to introduce (ideas or attitudes) into the mind of (a person or group)
1620s, “to cast as seed,” from Latin inseminatus, past participle of inseminare “to sow, implant,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + semen (genitive semenis) “seed.” Meaning “to impregnate with semen” is attested from 1923. Related: Inseminated; inseminating.
- To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of a female.