xerox

verb
xe·​rox | \ ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce xerox (audio) , ˈzē-ˌräks \
xeroxed; xeroxing; xeroxes

Definition of xerox

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to copy on a xerographic copier
2 : to make (a copy) on a xerographic copier

Xerox

trademark
Xe·​rox | \ ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce Xerox (audio) , ˈzē-ˌräks \

Definition of Xerox (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a xerographic copier

Examples of xerox in a Sentence

Verb I'll xerox these forms for you. I'll be xeroxing in the library.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That’s true even for Delta and other hyper-transmissible variants, which can rapidly xerox themselves into armies, and may linger for longer than other versions of SARS-CoV-2. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2021 A fun crafty thing to do would be to xerox some of the pages with rough sketches and give them to your children to trace, or try drawing free hand. Kristen Rutherford, WIRED, 10 Mar. 2012

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First Known Use of xerox

Verb

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for xerox

Verb

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“Xerox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerox. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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