su·​per·​in·​duce ˌsü-pər-in-ˈdüs How to pronounce superinduce (audio)
superinduced; superinducing; superinduces

transitive verb

: to introduce as an addition over or above something already existing
superinduction noun

Word History


Latin superinducere, from super- + inducere to lead in — more at induce

First Known Use

circa 1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of superinduce was circa 1575

Dictionary Entries Near superinduce

Cite this Entry

“Superinduce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
su·​per·​in·​duce ˌsü-pər-in-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce superinduce (audio)
superinduced; superinducing
: to increase the rate of formation of (as an enzyme) above the normal
superinduction noun
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