- 1[transitive] replicate something (formal) to copy something exactly synonym duplicate Subsequent experiments failed to replicate these findings. The format of the seminar day will be replicated in each Sports Council region.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] replicate (itself) (specialist) (of a virus or a molecule) to produce exact copies of itself The drug prevents the virus from replicating itself. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘repeat’): from Latin replicat-, from the verb replicare, from re-
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they replicate
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪt//he / she / it replicates
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪts//past simple replicated
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪd//past participle replicated
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪd//-ing form replicating
BrE BrE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreplɪkeɪtɪŋ//