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spawn

spawn

 
pronunciation:
spawn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the mass of eggs deposited by fish, frogs, or other aquatic animals.
definition 2: offspring, esp. when produced in large numbers; brood.
synonyms:
brood
definition 3: a product, outcome, or result.
Their deaths were the spawn of an evil plan.
synonyms:
offspring, outcome, product, result
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: spawned, spawning, spawns
definition 1: to produce or deposit a mass of eggs.
Salmon spawn in fresh water.
definition 2: to produce offspring, esp. in large numbers.
synonyms:
multiply, proliferate
similar words:
bear, breed, procreate, propagate, reproduce
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to produce or deposit (an egg mass).
similar words:
deposit, produce
definition 2: to give birth to; produce as offspring.
synonyms:
breed, engender, procreate, produce
similar words:
bear, beget, father, generate, reproduce, sire
definition 3: to give rise to or result in; engender.
The new restrictions spawned widespread protest.
synonyms:
beget, breed, engender, generate, result in
similar words:
create, originate, produce, yield
derivation: spawner (n.)
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