Generate Gen"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Generated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Generating}.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See {Genus}, {Gender}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause. [1913 Webster]

Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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