outreproduce

verb

out·​re·​pro·​duce ˌau̇t-ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce outreproduce (audio)
outreproduced; outreproducing

transitive verb

: to produce more offspring than
Sexual jealousy, I agree, is a Darwinian adaptation that enabled some ancestral humans to outreproduce their more relaxed contemporaries, who did not end up among our ancestors.Mark Ridley

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outreproduce was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Outreproduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outreproduce. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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