Definition of mass-produce in US English:

mass-produce

verb

[with object]
  • Produce large quantities of (a standardized article) by an automated mechanical process.

    ‘cheap mass-produced goods’
    • ‘The films feel like individual, hand-crafted objects rather than mass-produced items for the global market.’
    • ‘One of the biggest challenges was finding a fast, cheap way of mass-producing the biopesticide.’
    • ‘But theirs is a dying trade, because urban buyers go for cheaper, mass-produced stainless steel.’
    • ‘Very often it was the cheapest clothing available because it was mass-produced in such large quantities…’
    • ‘Increasingly, domestic products were mass-produced and could be purchased readymade.’
    • ‘Then again, we should be proud of ourselves: no one does mass-produced fashion like we do.’
    • ‘Fabricated by the same processes that mass-produce silicon computer chips, the device has multiple possible uses.’
    • ‘Both are mass-produced, which evidently overexerts the natural resources.’
    • ‘He declined because at the time he believed there was no manufacturer that could mass-produce colors to his exacting standards.’
    • ‘While they built machines designed to mass-produce goods, the machinists did not use mass-production techniques themselves.’
    • ‘Fuel cell vehicles, on the other hand, are on the verge of commercialization, with manufacturers keen on mass-producing them within five years.’
    • ‘The automaker has found a way to mass-produce the car on a mixed model line, thus substantially reducing the investment needed to get started.’
    • ‘The Center will develop tools and process to mass-produce devices aimed at fulfilling the promise of nanotechnology on a larger scale, a key component in advancing the technology.’
    • ‘The answer, he said, was to mass-produce a cheaper version and capture a slice of the huge mid-priced guitar market.’
    • ‘Most of the technology has been available for decades, but is not being mass-produced.’
    • ‘His dress is now set to be mass-produced and will be on sale by the summer.’
    • ‘They cannot and will not compete with chains that mass-produce bread and cakes, resulting in poor flavour and no character.’
    • ‘Birmingham toolmakers expanded the market for mechanical gadgets by mass-producing them.’
    • ‘Having worked with ranges that were mass-produced, I am very keen to maintain the individual and personalised aspect to my work.’
    • ‘They will try to identify trends at their inception in they hope that they can exploit it, mass-produce it, market it.’
    make, produce, mass produce, build, construct, assemble, put together, create, fabricate, prefabricate, turn out, process, form, fashion, model, mould, shape, forge, engineer
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Phrases

  • mass production

      • ‘While they built machines designed to mass-produce goods, the machinists did not use mass-production techniques themselves.’
      • ‘The adoption of mass-production techniques, however, changed the nature of labor performance and the principles of remuneration.’
      • ‘Specifications are determined locally, not by some mass-production plant thousands of miles away.’
      • ‘Following the initial launch, a mass-production factory will be readied and production volume will be increased.’
      • ‘Other mass-production manufacturers followed, initially seeking markets in developed countries such as Canada, Great Britain, France, and Germany.’

Pronunciation

mass-produce

/ˌmasprəˈd(y)o͞os//ˌmæsprəˈd(j)us/