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Synonyms for procreant

of or relating to reproduction

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No jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.
Notes on the procreant instincts of the three species of Molothrus found in Buenos Aires.
Due to falling birth rates, rising divorce rates, and other anxieties (such as the flappers of the 1920's and women entering the workforce), heterosexuality was culturally redefined as "a procreant urge linked inexorably with carnal lust.
Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.
Just as Very envisages himself as a vehicle and instrument of the Holy Ghost who has obliterated his personal will and penetrated his consciousness, in his passive surrender to inspiration the Whitmanian speaker becomes a channel of the divine energy of life in its multiple forms: "Urge and urge and urge,/ Always the procreant urge of the world" (Whitman 1982: 28, [section] 3); "Through me the afflatus surging and surging.
Such lines as "Urge and urge and urge, / Always the procreant urge of the world" ("Song of Myself" 44-45) have led Miller, Shapiro, and Slote to conclude that Whitman sees the world as a "sexual pantheist" because for him it is "infused by creative sexual vitality" (25).