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verb reproduce pronunciation in British English /ˌriːprəˈdjuːs/
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present tense
present participlereproducing
past tensereproduced
past participlereproduced
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a copy of something such as a picture, a piece of writing, or a musical sound

    Darwin’s original Introduction is reproduced on page 6.

    reproduce something accurately/faithfully/exactly:

    The bleak tone of the novel is reproduced faithfully in the film.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to repeat something so that it happens in the same way as before

    We were unable to reproduce the results of the original experiment.

    It’s quite difficult to reproduce the recipe exactly.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] biology to have babies, or to produce young animals or plants

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 reproduce pronunciation in British English adjective

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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