[mas-pruh-doos, -dyoos]

verb (used with object), mass-pro·duced, mass-pro·duc·ing.

to produce or manufacture (goods) in large quantities, especially by machinery.

Origin of mass-produce

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formsmass-pro·duc·er, nounmass-pro·duc·i·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of mass-produce

  • Once scientists figured out how to mass-produce it, the drug saved countless lives, and initiated the age of antibiotics.

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    A City at War

    Jane Ciabattari

    July 26, 2010

  • The discovery of a way to mass-produce penicillin has personal resonance for Belfer.

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    A City at War

    Jane Ciabattari

    July 26, 2010

  • To make any sort of profit, the winemaker has to buy low-quality grapes in bulk and mass-produce the stuff.

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    The Great Wine Cover-up

    Keith Wallace

    August 18, 2009

  • If marketers are so desperate, why not choose to mass-produce celebrities who actually sell the baby pictures of their kids.

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    The Wretched Sasha and Malia Dolls

    Lyric Winik

    January 28, 2009

Historical Examples of mass-produce

  • James set up, in the starship's memory banks, a sequence to mass-produce instruction tapes and blueprints.

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    Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for mass-produce



(tr) to manufacture (goods) to a standardized pattern on a large scale by means of extensive mechanization and division of labour
Derived Formsmass-produced, adjectivemass-producer, nounmass 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper