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Conception and making someone pregnant

artificial insemination

noun

a medical treatment in which a man’s sperm (=cells from his sex organs) are put into a woman’s womb (=the part of her body where a baby can grow) so that she can become pregnant

assisted reproduction

noun

the medical processes that doctors use to help couples who cannot have a baby naturally, including processes such as IVF

beget

verb

an old word meaning ‘to become the father of a child’

breed

verb

to have children

conceive

verb

to become pregnant

conceive

verb

a baby is conceived when its mother becomes pregnant

conception

noun

the moment when a woman or female animal becomes pregnant after sex

father

verb

if a man fathers a child, he makes a woman pregnant and becomes a father

fertilise

a British spelling of fertilize

fertilization

noun

the process of fertilizing an egg or a female animal or plant

fertilize

verb

to provide the male cell that will join with a female cell produced by a woman, female animal, or plant and make a new person, animal, or plant

impregnate

verb

to make a woman or female animal pregnant

inbreeding

noun

the process of producing children or animals from parents who are close members of the same family

inseminate

verb

to put sperm into a woman or female animal in order to make her pregnant

in vitro fertilization

noun

IVF

IVF

noun

in vitro fertilization: the medical process in which a woman’s egg is fertilized outside her body and then put back inside to grow into a baby

knock up

to make a woman pregnant

ovum

noun

an egg that can grow into a baby inside the body of a woman or a female animal

prolific

adjective

producing a lot of babies, or young plants or animals

sexual reproduction

noun

reproduction in which male and female cells join together and combine their genetic information to form a new cell, called a zygote

sire

verb

to become the father of a child

sperm

noun

a cell from a man that fertilizes the egg inside a woman’s body and makes her pregnant

sperm bank

noun

a place where sperm is frozen and stored so that it can be used later to make women pregnant

impregnation

noun

insemination

noun

prolifically

adverb

breed like rabbits

to have a lot of children

get someone into trouble

to make a woman who is not married pregnant

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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