procreant

[ proh-kree-uh nt ]
/ ˈproʊ kri ənt /

adjective

procreating or generating: a sufficiently procreant breed of fish; a procreant cause.
pertaining to procreation.

Origin of procreant

1580–90; < Latin prōcreant- (stem of prōcreāns), present participle of prōcreāre to breed. See procreate, -ant
Related formsun·pro·cre·ant, adjective
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Word Origin and History for procreant

procreant


adj.

"fruitful," 1580s, from Latin procreantem (nominative procreans), present participle of procreare "to beget" (see procreation). As a noun from c.1600.

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