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  • adj. That procreates
  • adj. Of or pertaining to procreation; procreative
  • n. One who, or that which, procreates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Generating; producing; productive; fruitful; assisting in procreation.
  • n. One who, or that which, procreates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Procreating; producing young; related to or connected with reproduction.
  • n. One who or that which procreates or generates.


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  • Theres another line in the poem that says, urge and urge and urge, always the procreant urge of the world, the continuous presence of the sexual energy of living.

    Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

  • This lust, then, is not in itself the good of the nuptial institution; but it is obscenity in sinful men, a necessity in procreant parents, the fire of lascivious indulgences, the shame of nuptial pleasures.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Cf. ‘no jutty, frieze, buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.’

    Quentin Durward

  • Soon enough a "guest of summer" — the king himself — will be murdered in his bed; Scotland's "procreant cradle" will give way to slaughtered children; and the delicate air, the sweet-scented breath of heaven, will thicken and grow rank with the stench of blood and offal.

    In the Night Kitchen

  • Timor et moestitia, si diu perseverent, causa et soboles atri humoris sunt, et in circulum se procreant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam spiritus cerebri si tum male afficiantur, tales procreant, et quales fuerint affectus, tales filiorum: ex tristibus tristes, ex jucundis jucundi nascuntur, &c. 1338.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Euterpe and Terpsichore, preparing even then his pathway to the great poems of Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, the sonnets and the immortal plays that were incubating in the procreant soul of the Divine Bard.

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • In a vague, inchoate sort of way, Lilly at sixteen was visualizing nature procreant as an abominable woman creature standing shank deep in spongy swampland and from behind that portentous curtain moaning in the agonized key of Mrs. Kemble.


  • Cry out and fend her off, as she seeks her procreant groom,

    The Prophet

  • I had seen these and divers wonders that, with due respect to Mr. Darwin, I didn't altogether accept as the procreant urge of the world.

    The Song-Makers


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