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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Adjective

reproductively adverb

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And the movie only furthers the current administration's efforts to undercut reproductive rights and spread harmful and false rhetoric. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "What Unplanned Gets Wrong About Abortion, According to Experts," 11 Apr. 2019 The battle for comprehensive reproductive care has only intensified following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court—a move that many women have worried will threaten Roe v. Wade. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "What Unplanned Gets Wrong About Abortion, According to Experts," 11 Apr. 2019 Planned Parenthood has long been a leader in providing comprehensive reproductive health care to patients who need it. Anna North, Vox, "Planned Parenthood is facing criticism for its treatment of pregnant workers," 21 Dec. 2018 All of the proceeds from the evening benefited Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which offers reproductive care and empowerment without discrimination. Julia Russo, Vogue, "An Evening of Art and Activism: Sexy Beast Hosts a Benefit for Planned Parenthood," 23 Oct. 2018 Just days after taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump reinstated the policy and then expanded it to include all health programs not just reproductive health ones. Matthew Lee, The Seattle Times, "US expands ban on foreign aid to overseas abortion providers," 26 Mar. 2019 Not only does access to birth control help people take more control over their reproductive lives, contraception is helpful for managing many medical issues, SELF wrote previously. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "A Federal Judge Blocked the Trump Administration's New Birth Control Rules in 13 States and D.C.," 14 Jan. 2019 Mary Alice Carter, executive director of Equity Forward, a reproductive rights watchdog group, told Vox. Anna North, Vox, "The Trump administration’s anti-birth control agenda, explained," 12 Nov. 2018 Also on the agenda: Civil rights and liberties; workplace protections and labor rights; Medicare for all; public education; and reproductive rights. Jill Filipovic, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your State-by-State Guide to Women Running in the Midterms," 31 Oct. 2018

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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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reproductive

adjective

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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