reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Definition of reproductive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or capable of reproduction highly reproductive wild geese

reproductive

noun

Definition of reproductive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an actual or potential parent specifically : a sexually functional social insect

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Other Words from reproductive

Adjective

reproductively adverb

Examples of reproductive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Those metrics included factors such as female uninsured rate, political representation, reproductive rights and homicide rate. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "Women have to be strong in Alabama," 12 Jan. 2020 Porter selected the uterus-esque look to center the current conversations about reproductive rights in America. Cady Lang, Time, "A Comprehensive Guide to Billy Porter's Best and Most Outrageous Looks," 6 Jan. 2020 This case is being use as a lynchpin to overturn a decades-old protection on reproductive rights. Mekita Rivas, refinery29.com, "Republicans Are Kicking Off 2020 By Trying To Overturn Roe V. Wade — Again," 3 Jan. 2020 Christians have been active in the movements for racial justice, immigration reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, global peace, and caring for the environment (just to name a few). Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "This nationally recognized LGBTQ faith leader to watch for in 2020 is based in Louisville," 13 Dec. 2019 Alejandra Pablos, a reproductive rights activist who was ordered to be deported by a federal judge in Tucson last year and is appealing the decision, told The Republic that some of the women's claims were true. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Rally at Arizona Capitol draws attention to conditions for women in ICE detention centers," 8 Dec. 2019 These pressure points will be further pushed in the coming months of the 2020 presidential election and as courts hear a series of cases centering on reproductive rights. Aidan Gardiner, New York Times, "What Happens if Roe Is Overturned? Answers to 7 Questions on the Battle Over Abortion," 3 Dec. 2019 The rule had been scheduled to take effect Friday but was blocked Nov. 6 by a federal judge in New York, in lawsuits by nearly two dozen states and local governments and by reproductive-rights organizations. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Judge in SF blocks rule allowing health care workers to refuse abortions," 19 Nov. 2019 Biden's history with reproductive rights has been a questionable one. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Presidential Primaries," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reproductive

Adjective

1746, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reproductive was in 1746

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19 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Reproductive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproductive. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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reproductive

adjective
How to pronounce reproductive (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reproductive

: relating to or involved in the production of babies, young animals, or new plants

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Kids Definition of reproductive

: relating to or concerned with the production of offspring reproductive cells

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Medical Definition of reproductive

: of, relating to, functioning in, or capable of reproduction reproductive organs

Other Words from reproductive

reproductively adverb

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