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- (idiomatic) To create or produce something, seemingly magically.
- (idiomatic) To generate (an image or an idea) in one's mind.
2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 164:
- Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?