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[verb pruh-doos, -dyoos; noun prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /verb prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; noun ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
verb (used with object), produced, producing.
to bring into existence; give rise to; cause:
to produce steam.
to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability:
to produce a great painting.
to make or manufacture:
to produce automobiles for export.
to bring forth; give birth to; bear:
to produce a litter of puppies.
to provide, furnish, or supply; yield:
a mine producing silver.
Finance. to cause to accrue:
stocks producing unexpected dividends.
to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit:
to produce one's credentials.
to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), produced, producing.
to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.:
Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun, produce
something that is produced; yield; product.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
offspring, especially of a female animal:
the produce of a mare.
Origin of produce
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English producen < Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead
Related forms
producible, produceable, productible, adjective
producibility, productibility
[pruh-duhk-tuh-bil-i-tee] /prəˌdʌk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
producibleness, produceableness, noun
interproduce, verb (used with object), interproduced, interproducing.
misproduce, verb, misproduced, misproducing.
nonproducible, adjective
nonproducing, adjective
outproduce, verb (used with object), outproduced, outproducing.
superproduce, verb, superproduced, superproducing.
superproduce, noun
unproduced, adjective
unproducible, adjective
1. generate, create. 5. afford. 7. show. 13. See crop.
1. destroy, ruin. 7. conceal. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for producible
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  • The same applies to many other commodities produced or producible in the country.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • Let a be producible by an hour's labour, but b only by two hours' labour.

  • In good subjects they are producible at will, and as observed at the Salptrire they were almost certainly due to training.

    Psychical Miscellanea J. Arthur Hill
  • If he be producible I have no doubt that I can send you what you want in the course of the day.

  • She had her reasons—but they were not producible to a relative whose husband had forty thousand a year.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Above this a variable number of notes—about four—are producible by cross-fingerings.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • Like other improbabilities, it may be proved by evidence, if evidence can be produced: but here nothing of the kind is producible.

  • Involved in public and producible troubles, you would have said, Here is my man.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • And it is useless to appeal to 'the Wise Man,' the purely rational judge of probability, unless he is producible.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • Under these conditions the most splendid possible interior effects were producible.

    How to judge architecture Russell Sturgis
British Dictionary definitions for producible


verb (prəˈdjuːs)
to bring (something) into existence; yield
to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
(transitive) to give birth to
(transitive) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons
(transitive) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter
(transitive) to present to view: to produce evidence
to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year
to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
(transitive) (geometry) to extend (a line)
noun (ˈprɒdjuːs)
anything that is produced; product
agricultural products regarded collectively: farm produce
Derived Forms
producible, adjective
producibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for producible



early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.


"thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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