procreate

[ proh-kree-eyt ]
/ ˈproʊ kriˌeɪt /

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.

Origin of procreate

1530–40; < 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 Formsprocreant or procreative, adjectiveprocreation, nounprocreator, noun

Word Origin for procreate

C16: from Latin prōcreāre, from pro- 1 + creāre to create
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Word Origin and History for procreate

procreate


v.

1530s, a back formation from procreation or else from Latin procreatus, past participle of procreare "to beget, bring forth" (see procreation). Related: Procreated; procreating.

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Medicine definitions for procreate

procreate

[ prōkrē-āt′ ]

v.

To beget and conceive offspring; to reproduce.
To produce or create; originate.
Related formspro′cre•ation n.
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