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reproduce

verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

: 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

transitive verb
:  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
intransitive verb
1
:  to undergo reproduction
2
:  to produce offspring
re·pro·duc·er noun
re·pro·duc·ibil·i·ty \-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun
re·pro·duc·ible \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective or noun
re·pro·duc·ibly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of REPRODUCE

  1. The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.
  2. Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.
  3. They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.
  4. Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.
  5. The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.

First Known Use of REPRODUCE

circa 1611

reproduce

verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs\   (Medical Dictionary)
re·pro·ducedre·pro·duc·ing

Medical Definition of REPRODUCE

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
1
:  to undergo reproduction
2
:  to produce offspring

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