- 1[transitive] replicate something (formal) to copy something exactly synonym duplicate Subsequent experiments failed to replicate these findings.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] replicate (itself) (technology) (of a virus or a molecule) to produce exact copies of itself The drug prevents the virus from replicating itself.
NAmE//ˈrɛpləˌkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they replicate
he / she / it replicates
past simple replicated
-ing form replicating
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NAmE//ˌrɛpləˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable]