tr.v. in·sem·i·nat·ed, in·sem·i·nat·ing, in·sem·i·nates
1. To introduce or inject semen into the reproductive tract of (a female).
2. Archaic To sow seed in.
[Latin īnsēmināre, īnsēmināt-, to implant, impregnate : in-, in; see IN-2 + sēmināre, to plant (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see SEMEN).]
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