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progenitive

[ proh-jen-i-tiv ]
/ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv /
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adjective

capable of having offspring; reproductive.

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Origin of progenitive

First recorded in 1830–40; progenit(or) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM progenitive

pro·gen·i·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for progenitive

progenitive
/ (prəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv) /

adjective

capable of bearing offspring

Derived forms of progenitive

progenitiveness, noun
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