Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of procreating or begetting; generation and production of young.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of begetting; generation and production of young.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process by which an organism produces others of its biological kind
  • noun The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing biological offspring

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Etymologies

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Recorded since circa 1386, from Old French procreacion (14th century; Modern French procréation), from Latin procreatio ("generation"), the noun of action from procreare ("to bring forth (offspring)"), itself from pro- ("forth") + creare ("to create")

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