Simple Definition of reproduce
: to make a copy of (something)
: to produce something that is the same as or very similar to (something else)
: to cause (something) to happen again in the same way
Full Definition of reproduce
: to produce again: as a : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process b : to cause to exist again or anew <reproduce water from steam> c : to imitate closely <sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder> d : to present again e : to make a representation (as an image or copy) of <reproduce a face on canvas> f : to revive mentally : recall g : to translate (a recording) into sound
1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring
Examples of reproduce
The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.
Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.
They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.
Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.
The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.
First Known Use of reproduce
Medical Definition of reproduce
1: to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
2: to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test
1: to undergo reproduction
2: to produce offspring
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