reproduction

reproduction
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Procreation
Nouns
1. reproduction, sexual reproduction; [re]generation, propagation, multiplication, reenactment, repetition, procreation, fructification, breeding, begetting; ontogeny, oogamy; baby boom, blessed event. See restoration.
2.
a. bringing forth, parturition, birth, childbirth, delivery, confinement, travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics; gestation, evolution, development, growth; genesis, generation, procreation, progeneration, propagation; fecundation, impregnation; parthenogenesis, spontaneous generation; biogenesis, abiogenesis. See sex.
b. oocyte, myoblast, amnion, blastula, germ cell, gamete, egg, meso-, endo-, or ectoderm, embryo, estrus, fetus.
c. spermatozoon, semen, sperm, sex hormone, testosterone.
d. lacteinizing hormone, LH, androgen, estradiol, estriol, estrogen, FSH, progesterone, somatotropin, growth hormone, GH, prolactin.
3. fecundity, fertility; pregnancy, delicate condition; multiplication; fertilization; pseudopregnancy, false pregnancy. Informal, family or familiar way.
4. reconstruction, representation, imitation, offprint, illustration.
5. pregnant woman, gravida. Slang, lady in waiting, light bulb.
Verbs
1. reproduce, reconstruct; multiply, propagate, procreate, revivify, breed, populate, crop up; produce, flower, bear fruit, fructify; teem, yean, farrow, drop, whelp, pup, kitten, find; bear, lay, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be delivered of; evolve, pullulate, usher into the world. Slang, stork.
2. create; mother, father, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate; proliferate, progenerate, fertilize, spermatize, conceive; bud, bloom, blossom, burgeon; engender. Informal, get with child. Slang, jazz up, knock up, cock up, do the trick, seal, spermatize.
3. become pregnant. Slang, blow up, have one in the oven; sprain an ankle, break one's neck, etc.
4. copy, portray, duplicate, repeat, reprint, transcribe.
Adjectives
1. reproductive, reproduced, recreative, procreative, generative.
2. fertile, fecund, creative; genetic, genital; pregnant, expecting, anticipating, enceinte, big with child, with young, parturient; teeming, parturient, puerperal; in vitro, in utero. Informal, expectant, in the family way, in an interesting condition or situation, that way. Slang, bagged, fragrant, knocked up, preggers.
Quotations — We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them (Dora Russell), Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them (Margaret Mitchell), If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament (Florynce Kennedy).
Antonyms, see impotence, celibacy, hindrance.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The process of reproducing]
Syn. propagation, procreation, breeding, generation, proliferation, multiplication, duplication, copying, printing, reprinting, reduplication, replication, transcription, photocopying, photographing, photography, Xerography, mirroring, reenactment, re-creation, revival, renewal, portrayal, imitation; see also generation 2 , procreation .
2. [A copy]
Syn. imitation, duplicate, print, offprint; see copy .
3. [A photographic reproduction]
Syn. photograph, photocopy, photostat, photoengraving, rotograph, photogram, rotogravure, Xerox (trademark), Xerograph, telephoto, wirephoto, blowup, X-ray, radiograph, radiogram, skiagraph, skiagram, shadowgraph, shadowgram, pic*, roto*, pix*; see also photograph .
See Synonym Study at copy .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. copy duplicate, replication, photocopy, reprint, clone, imitation, counterfeit, *mirror image, twin.
2. propagation procreation, breeding, proliferation.
ANT.: 1. original, model, master
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something closely resembling another: carbon copy, copy, duplicate, facsimile, image, likeness, reduplication, replica, replication, simulacrum. Archaic: simulacre. Law: counterpart. See SAME. 2. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind: breeding, multiplication, procreation, proliferation, propagation, spawning. Obsolete: increase. See REPRODUCTION.

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