verb (used with object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
- procrastination is the thief of time,
- procrustean bed,
Origin of procreate
Examples from the Web for procreative
Julian Suvalescu, professor of practical ethics at Oxford, has advocated a position he calls “procreative beneficence.”
They're supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal... but also procreative.Santorum’s ‘Satan’ Comments & More of His Outlandish Statements|The Daily Beast|February 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sex, he said, is “supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal and unitive, but also procreative.”Rick Santorum’s Idea of Freedom: Enforcing Catholic Sexual Morality|Michelle Goldberg|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They reverenced the procreative power of nature under the name of Dagon.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
That again produceth a third act, fashionative of another member; which third bringing forth a fourth, procreative of another act.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
To those who understand love there will be no cause of surprise in these procreative explosions.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
We shall see later on that the procreative instinct often plays an important role in our present civilization.The Sexual Question|August Forel
Lothaire was said to have lost his procreative power completely, owing to infernal artifices of his concubine, Waldrada.Superstition in Medicine|Hugo Magnus
Word Origin for procreate
1530s, a back formation from procreation or else from Latin procreatus, past participle of procreare "to beget, bring forth" (see procreation). Related: Procreated; procreating.