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Procreant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Procreant Generating; producing; productive; fruitful; assisting in procreation. "His pendent bed and procreant cradle."
    • n Procreant One who, or that which, procreates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • procreant Procreating; producing young; related to or connected with reproduction.
    • n procreant One who or that which procreates or generates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Procreant one who, or that which, procreates or generates
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. procreans, p. pr. of procreare,. See Procreate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. procreāre, -ātumpro, forth, creāre, to produce.

Usage

In literature:

Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Leave procreants alone and shut the door; Cough, or cry hem, if anybody come.
"Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare
Reflection and qualification are not for him, but action, emotion, volition, the procreant blending and surrender.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
There was a time when the spring came on in a fulness, when the procreant impulse stirred awake.
"A Woman of Genius" by Mary Austin
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendant bed, and procreant cradle.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In poetry:

Let some procreant truth exhale
From me, before my forces fail;
Or ere the ecstatic impulse go,
Let all my buds to blossoms blow.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
Ah, my darling, when over the purple horizon shall loom
The shrouded mother of a new idea, men hide their faces,
Cry out and fend her off, as she seeks her procreant groom,
Wounding themselves against her, denying her fecund embraces.
"The Prophet" by D H Lawrence
But he-goat,
Black procreant male of the selfish will and libidinous desire,
God in black cloud with curving horns of bronze,
Find an enemy, Egoist, and clash the cymbals in face-to-face
defiance,
And let the lightning out of your smothered dusk.
"He-Goat" by D H Lawrence