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reproduce (biology)

Definition:

to have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

Class:

body verb (grooming, dressing, and bodily care)

Past tense:

reproduced

Present participle:

reproducing

3rd-person singular present:

reproduces

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

breed | brood | fructify | propagate

Usage example:

These bacteria reproduce

Synonyms:

multiply | procreate

Etymology:

"to produce again"; see "re-" "again" + "produce" (verb), probably on model of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of reproduce...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Reproduction | procreation

the biological process by which new "offspring" individual organisms are produced from their "parents". Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all known life; each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction. The known methods of ... (36 of 2741 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Reproduction

Collins Dictionary:

procreate | procreant [derived] | procreative [adjective, derived]

to beget or engender (offspring) | [transitive] to bring into being (10 of 451 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/procreate

Merriam-Webster:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | propagate [synonym, sense-specific] | reproduce [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | multiply [synonym, sense-specific] | bear [similar, sense-specific] | beget [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to beget or bring forth (offspring); "propagate" | to beget or bring forth offspring; "reproduce" (14 of 115 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/procreate

Oxford Dictionary:

procreate | reproduce [synonym] | procreant [derived] | procreation [derived] | procreative [derived] | procreator [derived]

(of people or animals) produce young; reproduce (7 of 65 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/procreate

Cambridge Dictionary:

procreate [formal] | procreation [noun, derived] | procreative [adjective, derived]

to produce young (3 of 53 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/procreate

American Heritage Dictionary:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | procreates [3rd-person singular present] | procreant [adjective, related] | procreation [noun, related] | procreator [noun, related]

To beget and conceive (offspring). | To produce or create; originate. | To beget and conceive offspring; reproduce. (16 of 50 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/procreate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

procreate [intransitive/transitive, formal] | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | procreates [3rd-person singular present] | procreation [noun, uncountable, related]

to produce babies or young animals (6 of 40 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/procreate

New World Dictionary:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | procreation [noun, related] | procreative [adjective, related] | procreator [noun, related]

to produce (young); beget (offspring) | to produce or bring into existence (11 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/procreate

Random House Dictionary:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle]

to beget or generate (offspring). | to produce; bring into being. | to beget offspring. | to produce; bring into being. (18 of 31 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/procreate

Wiktionary:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | procreates [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To beget or conceive (offspring). | [transitive] To originate, create or produce something. | [intransitive] To reproduce. (16 of 17 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/procreate

Britannica Encyclopedia:

reproduction [biology]

process by which organisms replicate themselves. In a general sense reproduction is one of the most important concepts in biology: it means making a ... (24 of 896 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/498542​/reproduction

Columbia Encyclopedia:

reproduction | alternation of generations | gamete | zygote

capacity of all living systems to give rise to new systems similar to themselves. The term "reproduction" may refer to this power of self-duplication ... (24 of 151 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0841565​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

procreate | procreated [past tense] | procreating [present participle] | procreates [3rd-person singular present]

to produce offspring by reproduction | to create or produce something (10 of 79 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Online Etymology:

reproduce

First use: 1610s

Origin: "to produce again"; see "re-" "again" + "produce" (verb), probably on model of French reproduire (16th century). Sense of "make a copy" is ... (24 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=reproduce

Audio references

Wiktionary:

reproduce | reproduced [past tense] | reproducing [present participle] | reproduces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reproduce"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reproduce

Collins Dictionary:

reproduce

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reproduce"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reproduce

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reproduce | reproduced [past tense] | reproducing [present participle] | reproduces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reproduce"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/reproduce

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reproduce | reproduced [past tense] | reproducing [present participle] | reproduces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reproduce"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reproduce

Cambridge Dictionary:

reproduce [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reproduce"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reproduce"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reproduce 1

the Free Dictionary:

reproduce

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reproduce"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reproduce"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "reproduce" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reproduce

Google Dictionary:

reproduce | reproduced [past tense] | reproducing [present participle] | reproduces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reproduce"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=reproduce

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reproduce

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reproduce"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=reprod​01 word=reproduce

YourDictionary Audio:

reproduce

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reproduce" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reproduce

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