impregnar
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impregnar(
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prehg
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dampen)
a. to soak
Para desmaquillarte los ojos, impregna un trocito de algodón en loción desmaquilladora.To remove your eye makeup, soak a piece of cotton with makeup remover.
b. to impregnate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Tienes que impregnar el trapo de líquido limpiador y pasarlo por la pantalla.You have to impregnate the cloth with the cleaning fluid and wipe the screen with it.
2. (to fill)
a. to saturate (liquid)
La sangre del hombre herido impregnaba la alfombra.The wounded man's blood saturated the carpet.
b. to pervade (smell)
El olor a tabaco impregnaba el aire de la habitación.The smell of cigarette smoke pervaded the air in the room.
3. (to coat)
a. to cover
El neumático estaba impregnado de grasa y me ensucié las manos al cambiarlo.The tire was covered with grease, and I got my hands dirty when changing it.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to imbue)
a. to pervade
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Los recuerdos que tengo de mis abuelos están impregnados de nostalgia.My memories of my grandparents are pervaded with nostalgia.
impregnarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to become filled with; used with "de")
a. to become impregnated with
Nos abrazamos y mi ropa se impregnó de su perfume.We hugged and my clothes became impregnated with her perfume.
6. (to become coated with; used with "de")
a. to become covered with
Apoyé la mano en la mesa y se me impregnó de pintura.I put my hand on the table, and it became covered with paint.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to become affected by; used with "de")
a. to become influenced by
A través de sus lecturas, se impregnó de las tendencias filosóficas que en esos momentos florecían en Europa.Through his reading, he became influenced by philosophical trends that were thriving in Europe at that time.
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impregnar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to impregnate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to become impregnated
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impregnar
transitive verb
1 (humedecer) to impregnate
2 (saturar) to soak
3 [+olor, sentimiento] to pervade
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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