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Definition of procreate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

procreate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they procreate
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪt//
 
he / she / it procreates
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪts//
 
past simple procreated
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪtɪd//
 
past participle procreated
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form procreating
BrE BrE//ˈprəʊkrieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊkrieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] procreate (something) (formal) to produce children or baby animals synonym reproduce Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin procreat- ‘generated, brought forth’, from the verb procreare, from pro- ‘forth’ + creare ‘create’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: procreate