v. en·gen·dered, en·gen·der·ing, en·gen·ders
1. To bring into existence; give rise to: "Every cloud engenders not a storm" (Shakespeare).
2. To procreate; propagate.
To come into existence; originate.
[Middle English engendren, from Old French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre : in-, in; see EN-1 + generāre, to produce; see GENERATE.]
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