reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing; reproduces

Definition of reproduce

transitive verb

: to produce again: such 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 (such 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

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Other Words from reproduce

reproducer noun
reproducibility \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˌdü-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -​ˌdyü-​ \ noun
reproducible \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective or noun
reproducibly \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​blē How to pronounce reproduce (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of reproduce in a Sentence

The concert will be reproduced on compact disc. Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder. They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment. Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring. The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.
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Recent Examples on the Web Although many nations would like to reproduce our vaccines, only a select few actually have the capabilities to succeed, including China. Tom Cotton, National Review, "The Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mistake," 14 May 2021 Most have one to five-year lifecycles and generally have immature stages that live below ground and adults that emerge from the ground to reproduce. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Will trillions of cicadas ruin my spring? Maybe. How to prepare for the Brood X invasion," 14 May 2021 Right now, the biggest hurdle is acquiring space, including a headquarters for Crop Swap LA — a property where Hargins and his family can live, garden, and host others who want to reproduce the model set by Asante Microfarm. Donovan X. Ramsey Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "‘Microfarms’ come to South L.A. frontyards, bringing fresh produce to food deserts," 13 May 2021 Now, Flavor Flav wants to reproduce the bachelorette-style show for Gates. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Flavor Flav wants to help Melinda Gates find love through new television show," 7 May 2021 Fisher said every year a jury selects only 20 local art pieces to reproduce on the banners, and those pieces include a variety of media that can vary from paintings and photographs to sculptures and quilts. BostonGlobe.com, "Newton Community Pride brings art to empty storefront windows," 5 May 2021 Since at this stage the astronauts can't make test flights in the capsule itself, NASA engineers have had to substitute various simulators to reproduce partial problems the astronauts will have to meet. Joseph N. Bell, Popular Mechanics, ""I Lived With the Astronauts": PM at the Beginning of U.S. Spaceflight," 5 May 2021 Blind Tiger makes knock-out spirit-free cocktails, looking to ingredients like juniper berries to reproduce flavors of gin, while Curious Cocktails bottles up fascinating no-ABV cocktails. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, "Cult-Loved Non-Alcoholic Brand Ghia Enters The RTD Market," 28 Apr. 2021 But, in recent decades, the indie-world has become a sort of minor leagues en route to Hollywood, and that tempting path has encouraged filmmakers to merely reproduce Hollywood styles and forms on a smaller scale. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Duvidha,” an Indian Independent Film That Contains Lessons for American Directors," 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of reproduce

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reproduce was circa 1611

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“Reproduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproduce. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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reproduce

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reproduce

: 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

reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing

Kids Definition of reproduce

1 : to produce another living thing of the same kind Many plants reproduce by means of seeds.
2 : to imitate closely Sound effects reproduced thunder.
3 : to make a copy of

reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) \
reproduced; reproducing

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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