mass-pro·​duce ˌmas-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce mass-produce (audio)
mass-produced; mass-producing; mass-produces

transitive verb

: to produce in quantity usually by machinery

Examples of mass-produce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration will give $1.5 billion to help build a vast new computer-chip factory in New York state as part of an effort to strengthen the country’s ability to mass-produce the brains of modern consumer and military electronics. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2024 Jackson also suggests—as the keenest observers of American life never fail to do—that the white world might be even more mass-produced and lacking in originality by dint of its privilege. Thomas Chatterton Williams, The Atlantic, 9 Feb. 2024 Stellantis, which owns Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge, is committed to mass-producing air taxis for Archer Aviation. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 9 Jan. 2024 Samsung started mass-producing transparent LCDs in 2011. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 8 Jan. 2024 According to Nature, the synthetic polar bear fur is far from ready to be mass-produced, but the research team has high hopes for the future. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 7 Jan. 2024 The path ahead of her is steep: declining student enrollment; incoming students who, mass-produced by California’s teacher-union-run K–12 system, are woefully unprepared for college; and an ongoing fraud scandal in which the college system has lost more than half a billion dollars. Will Swaim, National Review, 16 Dec. 2023 To mass-produce his paintings, Warhol used a commercial printing technique called silk-screening, a quick process for making multiple copies of an image. Belinda Lanks, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2023 After the 1949 revolution, propagandists mass-produced the folk art to depict people living happily under Communist rule. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History


back-formation from mass production

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mass-produce was in 1923

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“Mass-produce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to produce in quantity usually by machinery
mass production noun
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