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[mas-pruh-doos, -dyoos]
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verb (used with object), mass-pro·duced, mass-pro·duc·ing.
  1. to produce or manufacture (goods) in large quantities, especially by machinery.
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Origin of mass-produce

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formsmass-pro·duc·er, nounmass-pro·duc·i·ble, adjective
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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


  1. (tr) to manufacture (goods) to a standardized pattern on a large scale by means of extensive mechanization and division of labour
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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.

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