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pro·cre·ate

 (prō′krē-āt′)
v. pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing, pro·cre·ates
v.intr.
To produce offspring; reproduce.
v.tr.
To produce (offspring); reproduce.

[Latin prōcreāre, prōcreāt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + creāre, to create; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

pro′cre·ant (-ənt) adj.
pro′cre·a′tion n.
pro′cre·a′tor n.

pro•cre•ant

(ˈproʊ kri ənt)

adj.
1. procreating or generating.
2. pertaining to procreation.
[1580–90; < Latin]
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procreant

adjective
Of or relating to reproduction:
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First, it would seem basic that there is nothing sillier than engaging the procreant function with racial enemies the collective of which participates, wittingly or overtly or not, as a function of culture and psyche, in race war that they perpetrate perpetually.
Il est attendu d'eux qu'ils reussissent leur transition vers l'age adulte en se trouvant un emploi, en acquerant une autonomie residentielle, en se mariant et en procreant.
The poem is about the body ("Mine is no callous shell," Whitman writes), the pull of sex ("Always the procreant urge of the world"), and the worldview that it isn't mortality that defines and unites us, but life--"the common air that bathes the globe.
Here, Whitman's celebratory assertion that there is always "Urge and urge and urge / Always the procreant urge of the world" becomes a lament for tragedy and failure (1982, 28).
Ademas, el gesto de echar al novio de la cama y quedarse con la novia representa la emancipacion moderna, la satisfaccion plena de los impulsos y la energia sexual sin cuidarse de las convenciones, que ya se observa casi al comienzo de la obra: "Urge and urge and urge, / Always the procreant urge of the world" (Poetry 190).
There aren't therefore two opposed visions of nature in King Lear: there is only one nature--aggressively procreant, brimming in sexual honesty--and degrees of superfluity and repressive artificialness.
I prove the supreme law of Gods and sky, And the primordial germs of things unfold, Whence Nature all creates, and multiplies And foster all, and whither she resolves Each in the end when each is overthrown This ultimate stock we have devised to name Procreant atoms, matter, seeds of things Or primal bodies, as primal to the world.
If mental health reigned, genetic blackness would be prized, not purged, by those who have it especially in the procreant function (Azibo, 2002; Crawford, 2002).
No jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.
Significantly Polanski omits all suggestions of fertility; we hear nothing of the "temple-haunting martlet" with its "pendent bed and procreant cradle" (1.