verb (used with object), procreated, procreating.
to beget or generate (offspring).
to produce; bring into being.
verb (used without object), procreated, procreating.
to beget offspring.
to produce; bring into being.

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 Unabridged
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procreate (ˈprəʊkrɪˌeɪt)
1.  to beget or engender (offspring)
2.  (tr) to bring into being
[C16: from Latin prōcreāre, from pro-1 + creāre to create]

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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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Example sentences
Pollen grains have been traveling via gusts of wind and animals since before
  the age of the dinosaurs, in an attempt to procreate.
The funnels that create, don't procreate in the same dimension.
It has found a temperate rainforest, with increasing temperatures, and now its
  spores are able to procreate.
And argue about human rights while ignoring that our own right to procreate is
  the biggest threat to these rights.
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