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[verb pruh-doos, -dyoos; noun prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /verb prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; noun ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
verb (used with object), produced, producing.
to bring into existence; give rise to; cause:
to produce steam.
to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability:
to produce a great painting.
to make or manufacture:
to produce automobiles for export.
to bring forth; give birth to; bear:
to produce a litter of puppies.
to provide, furnish, or supply; yield:
a mine producing silver.
Finance. to cause to accrue:
stocks producing unexpected dividends.
to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit:
to produce one's credentials.
to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), produced, producing.
to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.:
Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun, , produce
[prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/ (Show IPA)
something that is produced; yield; product.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
offspring, especially of a female animal:
the produce of a mare.
Origin of produce
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English producen < Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead
Related forms
producible, produceable, productible, adjective
producibility, productibility
[pruh-duhk-tuh-bil-i-tee] /prəˌdʌk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
producibleness, produceableness, noun
interproduce, verb (used with object), interproduced, interproducing.
misproduce, verb, misproduced, misproducing.
nonproducible, adjective
nonproducing, adjective
outproduce, verb (used with object), outproduced, outproducing.
superproduce, verb, superproduced, superproducing.
superproduce, noun
unproduced, adjective
unproducible, adjective
1. generate, create. 5. afford. 7. show.
1. destroy, ruin. 7. conceal.
Synonym Study
13. See crop. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for producible
Historical Examples
  • Let a be producible by an hour's labour, but b only by two hours' labour.

  • If he be producible I have no doubt that I can send you what you want in the course of the day.

  • Above this a variable number of notes—about four—are producible by cross-fingerings.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • And of these hues, that of open sky is one not producible by human art.

  • But if he was producible, his person must have been in the possession or control of John.

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  • Involved in public and producible troubles, you would have said, Here is my man.

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  • Like other improbabilities, it may be proved by evidence, if evidence can be produced: but here nothing of the kind is producible.

  • She had her reasons—but they were not producible to a relative whose husband had forty thousand a year.

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  • Under these conditions the most splendid possible interior effects were producible.

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  • Antiplague serum is not producible upon a few hours' notice, nor is it manufactured in the United States.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for producible


verb (prəˈdjuːs)
to bring (something) into existence; yield
to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
(transitive) to give birth to
(transitive) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons
(transitive) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter
(transitive) to present to view: to produce evidence
to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year
to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
(transitive) (geometry) to extend (a line)
noun (ˈprɒdjuːs)
anything that is produced; product
agricultural products regarded collectively: farm produce
Derived Forms
producible, adjective
producibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for producible



early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.



"thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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