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procreate

[ proh-kree-eyt ]
/ 藞pro蕣 kri藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pro路cre路at路ed, pro路cre路at路ing.
to beget or generate (offspring).
to produce; bring into being.
verb (used without object), pro路cre路at路ed, pro路cre路at路ing.
to beget offspring.
to produce; bring into being.
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Origin of procreate

First recorded in 1530鈥40; from Latin pr艒cre膩tus, past participle of pr艒cre膩re 鈥渢o breed鈥; see pro-1, create

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British Dictionary definitions for procreate

procreate
/ (藞pr蓹蕣kr瑟藢e瑟t) /

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 pr艒cre膩re, from pro- 1 + cre膩re to create
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Medical definitions for procreate

procreate
[ pr艒kr膿-膩t鈥 ]

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

Other words from procreate

pro鈥瞔re鈥tion n.
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