coinvent

verb
co·​in·​vent | \ ˌkō-in-ˈvent How to pronounce coinvent (audio) \
variants: or co-invent
coinvented or co-invented; coinventing or co-inventing

Definition of coinvent

transitive verb

: to invent (something) with one or more other people … tells us much about Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the restlessly creative oceanographer-cinematographer who … coinvented the Aqua-Lung in 1943 …— Robert Higgins … the engineer who co-invented the first popular microprocessor.— Julie Pitta

Other Words from coinvent

coinventor \ ˌkō-​in-​ˈven-​tər How to pronounce coinventor (audio) \ or co-inventor noun, plural coinventors or co-inventors
One of the co-inventors of the original lithium-ion battery himself is taking another tack toward solid-state electrolytes … — Nathan Hurst

First Known Use of coinvent

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Coinvent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coinvent. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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