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induce

verb (CAUSE)    /ɪnˈdjuːs/ US  /-ˈduːs/ formal
[T] to cause something to happen: Pills for seasickness often induce drowsiness.Causing things to happen [T] to use a drug to make a pregnant woman start giving birth: In this hospital, twins are often induced.BirthPregnancy
(Definition of induce verb (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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