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[mas-pruh-doos, -dyoos] /ˈmæs prəˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used with object), mass-produced, mass-producing.
to produce or manufacture (goods) in large quantities, especially by machinery.
Origin of mass-produce
First recorded in 1920-25
Related forms
mass-producer, noun
mass-producible, adjective Unabridged
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  • James set up, in the starship's memory banks, a sequence to mass-produce instruction tapes and blueprints.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for mass-produce


(transitive) to manufacture (goods) to a standardized pattern on a large scale by means of extensive mechanization and division of labour
Derived Forms
mass-produced, adjective
mass-producer, noun
mass production, noun
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Word Origin and History for mass-produce

1921, from mass (n.1) + produce (v.). Related: Mass-produced; mass-producing.

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