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procreate

[ proh-kree-eyt ]
/ ˈproʊ kriˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.

to beget or generate (offspring).
to produce; bring into being.

verb (used without object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.

to beget offspring.
to produce; bring into being.

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Origin of procreate

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin prōcreātus, past participle of prōcreāre “to breed”; see pro-1, create

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British Dictionary definitions for procreate

procreate
/ (ˈprəʊkrɪˌeɪt) /

verb

to beget or engender (offspring)
(tr) to bring into being

Derived forms of procreate

procreant or procreative, adjectiveprocreation, nounprocreator, noun

Word Origin for procreate

C16: from Latin prōcreāre, from pro- 1 + creāre to create
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Medical definitions for procreate

procreate
[ prōkrē-āt′ ]

v.

To beget and conceive offspring; to reproduce.
To produce or create; originate.

Other words from procreate

pro′cre•ation n.
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