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pro·cre·ate

(prō'krē-āt),
To beget; to produce by the sexual act; said usually of the male parent.
[L. pro-creo, pp. -creatus, to beget]

procreate

(prō′krē-āt′)
v. procre·ated, procre·ating, procre·ates
v.intr.
To produce offspring; reproduce.
v.tr.
To produce (offspring); reproduce.

pro′cre·ant (-ənt) adj.
pro′cre·a′tion n.
pro′cre·a′tor n.

procreate

[prō′krē·āt]
Etymology: L, procreare, to create
to produce offspring.

pro·cre·ate

(prō'krē-āt')
To beget; to produce by the sexual act.
[L. pro-creo, pp. -creatus, to beget]
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The broad notion of the right is thus unsound, drawing curtains of liberty and privacy around prospective parents and procreators to be, as if a third person were not trapped between and made subject to them.
327) It presumes, solely for the sake of argument, that acts of procreation can conceivably be viewed as non-relational, that is, with exclusive regard for the interests of the procreator and without regard for the interests of others.
Blue, like many Native women activists, links women's authority as procreators with their larger responsibilities to a personified, feminized Earth.
India's fertility rate has declined since the days of that prolific procreator, but its population has nonetheless grown vastly.
Prince, the counterpoint, becomes the positive life-force, lover of both Midra and her mother Peata; he is also the father of the two main children in the novel, Hartseed (his mother is Midra) and Christine, inhabiting women's lives in a sense as procreator, and even beyond after being killed by the white plantation owners.
In our society, women are primarily seen to be homemaker and procreator.
32) Should one right accompany the other, moreover, how do we determine which procreator -- the gamete contributors, the gestator, or the intending parents -- possesses these related rights?
This is an ambivalence that Bertolini finds continued in the portraits of the artist-self of Ridgeon (The Doctor's Dilemma) and in the Oedipal procreator, Henry Higgins.
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In art the Urhobo woman has been portrayed in several ways procreator, goddess, mother, ancestor and sage.
Priapus is known as the "garden-god" due to his dual function as both "god procreator," who ensures the fertility of plant and animal life, and "god protector," who wards off both evil spirits and thieves with the threat of his gigantic penis.
For instance, women in the Mizo society have been ascribed the role of an 'out-let' (thereby reduced to the position of the sexual organs) to creation but not the status of a procreator, for such a revered position is reserved only for the male-vigour, the powerful Pasaltha (5).