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,
1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to
produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every
animal generates its own species.
2. To cause to be; to bring into life.
3. To originate, especially by a vital or
chemical process; to produce; to cause.
Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle
must likewise generate milk.
4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line,
figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior