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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Engender


ENGEN'DER, verb transitive [Latin gener, genero, geno, gigno. See Generate.]

1. To beget between the different sexes; to form in embryo.

2. To produce; to cause to exist; to cause to bring forth. Meteors are engendered in the atmosphere; worms are sometimes engendered in the stomach; intemperance engenders fatal maladies; angry words engender strife.

ENGEN'DER, verb intransitive To be caused or produced.

Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there.