re·pro·duce (rē′prə-ds, -dys)
v. re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing, re·pro·duc·es
1. To produce again or anew; re-create: The lab failed to reproduce their original results. The movie reproduces life in the 1950s.
2. To produce a copy, imitation, or representation of: reproduce the sounds of a live concert in a recording.
3. To generate (offspring) by sexual or asexual means.
4. To bring (an event in one's memory, for example) to mind again; recall.
1. To generate offspring.
2. To undergo copying: graphics that reproduce well.
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