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1. Producing many offspring; prolific.
2. Loving one's offspring or children in general.
3. Of or relating to love of children.


1. fond of children
2. producing many offspring


(ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv)

1. producing offspring, esp. abundantly; prolific.
2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by love for offspring, esp. one's own.
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The facts and figures gathered offered a calculated profile of "a typical Jubilee reader," "What this adds up to is an urban, well-educated, active, philoprogenitive individual who earns enough money to support his family and own a home and a car, who has an interest in world affairs and in his own Church, who reads more than the average person" (ibid.
The novel suggests that Joe, too, though a Christian, feels the pull of this philoprogenitive priority.
7 children per woman, is positively philoprogenitive by European standards.
He can sometimes get carried away, opting too often for words like emulous, philoprogenitive, lucubrations, cosmogony or pasquinade.