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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]