Gen·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated p. pr. & vb. n. Generating.]
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. --Arbuthnot.
4. Math. To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.