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Definition of "procreate" [pro•cre•ate]

  • To beget and conceive (offspring). (verb-transitive)
  • To produce or create; originate. (verb-transitive)
  • To beget and conceive offspring; reproduce. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "procreate" in a sentence
  • "For those who after the flesh beget children in the flesh, must necessarily seek fleshly and earthly heirs to their fleshly and earthly inheritance; but those who by the spiritual seed of the Word procreate spiritual sons to God, must of like necessity be spiritual in every thing which they do."
  • "Plainly, the ability or desire to procreate is not a prerequisite for marriage."
  • "In a world where the ability to procreate is non-existent?"