One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pad impregnated with natural oils’
infuse, soak, steep, saturate, drench
permeate, suffuse, imbue, pervade, fill, load, charge
2‘he was obliged to marry the woman he had impregnated’
make pregnant, get pregnant, inseminate, fertilize
informal put in the family way
British informal get up the duff, put in the club, get up the spout, get up the stick
North American informal knock up
dated, informal get into trouble
archaic fecundate, get with child
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