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procreate

verb [I] uk   /ˈprəʊ.kri.eɪt/ us    /ˈproʊ-/ formal
to produce young: While priests were denied the right to marry and procreate, he said, their situation would remain impossible.Animal reproduction
procreation
noun [U] uk   /ˌprəʊ.kriˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌproʊ-/
Some people believe that sex should only be for the purpose of procreation.Animal reproduction
procreative
adjective uk   /ˌprəʊ.kriˈeɪ.tɪv/ us    /ˌproʊ.kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/
Sex of course has a procreative function.Animal reproduction
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