verb (used with object), re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing.
to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture.
to produce again or anew by natural process: to reproduce a severed branch.
Biology. to produce one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation or propagation, sexual or asexual.
to cause or foster the reproduction of (organisms).
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.
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verb (mainly tr)
to make a copy, representation, or imitation of; duplicate
(also intr) biology to undergo or cause to undergo a process of reproduction
to produce or exhibit again
to bring back into existence again; re-create
to bring before the mind again (a scene, event, etc) through memory or imagination
(intr) to come out (well, badly, etc), when copied
to replace (damaged parts or organs) by a process of natural growth; regenerate
to cause (a sound or television recording) to be heard or seen
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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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