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procreate

To procreate is to reproduce. In other words, to procreate is a more formal way of saying "making babies."

Notice the word create in procreate? That's a clue that this word is about making something, in this case, making more creatures. In biology, procreation is typically called reproduction. All forms of procreating result in more critters like the originals. Your parents procreated, or you wouldn't be here.

Definitions of procreate
  1. verb
    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
    “The Bible tells people to procreate
    synonyms: multiply, reproduce
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    propagate
    multiply through reproduction
    fructify, set
    bear fruit
    breed, multiply
    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
    brood, cover, hatch, incubate
    sit on (eggs)
    vegetate
    propagate asexually
    pullulate
    breed freely and abundantly
    type of:
    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
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