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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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References in classic literature ?
Verily, not as creators, as procreators, or as jubilators do ye love the earth!
Evdokiias visual portrayal as a devout and saintly royal woman stands in sharp contrast to illustrations of her elsewhere in the LLS outside of the Skazanie vmale, which focus on the grand princess's wedding, her role as procreator in the royal family, her travels as a royal spouse and mother, and her role as mourner of the death of a family member.
Quote: "The man must be confident in the manly roles of procreator, protector and provider." Fair enough, but no longer an urgency in the Lewis household.
Corbett in fact notes how often Hallam figures as a procreator in the poem or mediates couplings as a shadowy third party, as in the imagined conception of a child on the wedding night in the Epilogue, the sections characterizing Hallam as "More than my brothers are to me" (Section 9, line 20; 79, line 1), or Tennyson's anxiety as to the propriety or possibility of a second friendship (Section 85).
15:20-21) and bearer of life (finder of water in the wilderness), is ambiguously both the spider--as a female, inherently suspect, inherently dangerous, inherently a seductress to the males interpreting God's word across history; and as a procreator of Jews, suspect as poisoners of wells and devourers of Christian children--and the fly, caught in the web of those hostile interpretations.
Coyote stories are about transgressions and transformations, about the wanderer, bricoleur, thief, spoiler, clown, procreator (Bright, 1993).
In patriarchal Western culture, therefore, the text's author is a father, a progenitor, a procreator, and an aesthetic patriarch whose pen is an instrument of generative power like his penis.
Predictably, uncontrollable anger surges up in Zits, and he wants to kill his procreator. But first he wishes to learn the motives for his unjust treachery against his family.
On the other hand, the German 'Fraulein' films express feminine sexual assertiveness, which not only allows them a certain amount of freedom, it also posed a threat to traditional models of masculinity and their status as protector, provider and procreator. In the German 'Fraulein' films from the late 1940s and early 1950s, one can explore how these movies negotiate gender relations and the loss of masculinity at a time when society was caught between war traumata and exuberant hopes about the future.
Tasneem (2002) has reified it saying that it is an honour for a woman to be selected by God as procreator of ashraf-ul-makhlooqat ("the best of all creatures," i.e.
(38) In the English translation the boy is feared as "a potential procreator" There is a fearful possibility of his living on as the boy pushes at the horizons of a refigured dharma of existence where the possibility of a new order of life, a new cycle, and a new earth come to the fore, threatening to obviate the hitherto adharmic existential coils.
Man the procreator is no longer a privileged title.