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procreate

[proh-kree-eyt]
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verb (used with object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
  1. to beget or generate (offspring).
  2. to produce; bring into being.
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verb (used without object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
  1. to beget offspring.
  2. to produce; bring into being.
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Origin of procreate

1530–40; < Latin prōcreātus, past participle of prōcreāre to breed. See pro-1, create
Related formspro·cre·a·tion, nounpro·cre·a·tive, adjectivepro·cre·a·tive·ness, nounpro·cre·a·tor, nounnon·pro·cre·a·tion, nounnon·pro·cre·a·tive, adjectiveun·pro·cre·at·ed, adjective
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procreate

verb
  1. to beget or engender (offspring)
  2. (tr) to bring into being
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Derived Formsprocreant or procreative, adjectiveprocreation, nounprocreator, noun

Word Origin

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

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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procreator in Medicine

procreate

(prōkrē-āt′)
v.
  1. To beget and conceive offspring; to reproduce.
  2. To produce or create; originate.
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Related formspro′cre•ation n.
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