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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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GEN'ERATE, verb transitive [Latin genero. See Gender.]

1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce a being similar to the parent. Every animal generates his own species.

2. To produce; to cause to be; to bring into life; as great whales which the waters generated.

3. To cause; to produce; to form.

Sounds are generated where there is no air at all.

Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle, must likewise generate milk.

In music, any given sound generates with itself its octave and two other sounds extremely sharp, viz, its twelfth above or the octave of its fifth, and the seventeenth above.