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v. pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing, pro·cre·ates
To produce offspring; reproduce.
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.
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(ˈproʊ kri ənt)

1. procreating or generating.
2. pertaining to procreation.
[1580–90; < Latin]
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Certes, au debut de la ruee vers la resurrection de la cite sinistree, sous les auspices de l'instance de l'Etat cree a cet effet, le Haut Commissariat de la Reconstruction d'Agadir (HCR), la ville renaissait progressivement de ses decombres, en procreant de belles batisses aux architectures antisismiques de haute qualite, tant securitaire qu'esthetique, a l'image du secteur administratif ou encore des sieges de la poste centrale et de l'hotel de ville.
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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.
The next section briefly turns to this procreant function of comparative law.
Organic matters could be resolved by the [sup.-]OH free radical on the surface of MBGT, and the procreant endotoxin was also resolved by [sup.-]OH free radical after bacteria were died out.