reproduce

[ ree-pruh-doos, -dyoos ]
/ ˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus /

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

verb (used without object), re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing.

to reproduce its kind, as an organism; propagate; bear offspring.
to turn out in a given manner when copied: This picture will reproduce well.

Nearby words

  1. reprobation,
  2. reprobative,
  3. reprocess,
  4. reprocessed,
  5. reprocessing,
  6. reproduceable,
  7. reproducer,
  8. reproductible,
  9. reproduction,
  10. reproduction proof

Origin of reproduce

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + produce

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British Dictionary definitions for reproduce

reproduce

/ (ˌriːprəˈdjuːs) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsreproducible, adjectivereproducibly, adverbreproducibility, noun

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Word Origin and History for reproduce

reproduce

v.

1610s, "to produce again," from re- "again" + produce (v.), probably on model of French reproduire (16c.). Sense of "make a copy" is first recorded 1850; that of "produce offspring" is from 1894. Related: Reproduced; reproducing.

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Medicine definitions for reproduce

reproduce

[ rē′prə-dōōs, -dyōōs′ ]

v.

To produce a counterpart, an image, or a copy of something.
To bring something to mind again.
To generate offspring by sexual or asexual means.

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