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reproduce

verb uk   /ˌriː.prəˈdjuːs/ us    /-ˈduːs/

reproduce verb (COPY)

C1 [I or T] to produce a copy of something, or to be copied in a production process: His work was reproduced on leaflets and magazines. They said the printing was too faint to reproduce well. [T] to show or do something again: The new design unfortunately reproduced some of the problems of the earlier model.

reproduce verb (PRODUCE YOUNG)

C2 [I or T] When living things reproduce, they produce young plants, animals, etc.: These plants can reproduce sexually and asexually. Some creatures were better at surviving and reproducing themselves than others.
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