outreproduce

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

Definition of outreproduce

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

First Known Use of outreproduce

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Outreproduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outreproduce. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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