pro-create

procreate

[proh-kree-eyt]
verb (used with object), procreated, procreating.
1.
to beget or generate (offspring).
2.
to produce; bring into being.
verb (used without object), procreated, procreating.
3.
to beget offspring.
4.
to produce; bring into being.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin prōcreātus, past participle of prōcreāre to breed. See pro-1, create

procreation, noun
procreative, adjective
procreativeness, noun
procreator, noun
nonprocreation, noun
nonprocreative, adjective
unprocreated, adjective
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procreate (ˈprəʊkrɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to beget or engender (offspring)
2.  (tr) to bring into being
 
[C16: from Latin prōcreāre, from pro-1 + creāre to create]
 
'procreant
 
adj
 
'procreative
 
adj
 
procre'ation
 
n
 
'procreator
 
n

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procreate pro·cre·ate (prō'krē-āt')
v. pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing, pro·cre·ates

  1. To beget and conceive offspring; to reproduce.

  2. To produce or create; originate.


pro'cre·a'tion n.
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