from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To manufacture in large quantities often by or as if by assembly-line techniques.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To manufacture (something) on a large scale, especially by using assembly lines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To produce on a large scale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. produce on a large scale


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  • Using a technique invented in Germany, Schmid became the first American to mass-produce rubber condoms and the leading condom manufacturer in the United States.

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  • You also have to figure out how to cheaply mass-produce that chemical, in a form that can be easily taken by ordinary patients (no IV drugs for acid reflux, please).

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  • It's like creating a perfect mold and then turning it over to the highly skilled people in your factory and saying, 'we love this mold, now go mass-produce it.'

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  • Sports manufacturers in the U.K. and the U.S. sensed an opportunity, and they came up with equipment they could mass-produce.

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  • I have to say, I've always wondered what it might take for high-profile political pundit Mark Halperin to, say, get "indefinitely suspended from MSNBC" or otherwise find himself on the outs with the people who mass-produce political punditry.

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  • Armstrong and other executives have espoused a future AOL that can mass-produce Web video and articles, distribute them across a plethora of Web sites and sell advertisements to profit from it all.

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  • Instead, they were looking for a way to mass-produce foreclosures just as they mass-produced mortgages.

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  • Images of women as beauties only became widespread after the industrial revolution, when it became possible to mass-produce images of women.


  • Inside Iran, we now have confirmation—thanks to disclosures this month by an Iranian opposition group, which have been confirmed by Iranian officials—that the regime has the capability to mass-produce critical components for centrifuges used to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels.

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  • Yan plans to reduce his work force in China from 14,000 people to 5,000 by the end of the year - by installing new, high-tech machines to mass-produce the CFLs more efficiently.

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