[ fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv ]
/ ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv /
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producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.
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Origin of philoprogenitive
First recorded in 1860–65; philo- + progenitive
OTHER WORDS FROM philoprogenitivephil·o·pro·gen·i·tive·ness, noun
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How to use philoprogenitive in a sentence
Philoprogenitiveness is an important organ for an officer of colored troops; and I happen to be well provided with it.
These rejected essays and tales were my children, and the embarrassing number of them did not curb my philoprogenitiveness.
Schopenhauer's "instinct of philoprogenitiveness" has to-day become an article of faith with the learned and the unlearned.
Schopenhauer's instinct of philoprogenitiveness has to-day become an article of faith with the learned and unlearned.
Anybody'd think we were High Priests of—of Philoprogenitiveness!Herland|Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for philoprogenitive
/ (ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv) /
fond of children
producing many offspring
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