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Noun
The action of animals coming together to breed
“Here, males maintained a constant sperm number irrespective of whether a mating involved one, two, or three males.”
Noun
A marriage, or the union of two people in a relationship
Adjective
Engaging in sexual behavior
“A mating pair of mute swans.”
Verb
Present participle for to engage in amorous relations, especially for purposes of procreating
“Pandas are notorious for being unwilling to mate in captivity.”
Verb
Present participle for to enter into marriage
“Is it true that people generally tend to mate with others from their own social class?”
Verb
Present participle for to join or match as a pair
“They teach you how to pick up your toys and how to mate the socks from the laundry.”
Verb
Present participle for to breed or reproduce within an isolated community
Verb
Present participle for to join or be joined firmly together
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