inbreed

 /ˈɪnˈbriːd/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•breed  (inbrēd′, in brēd),USA pronunciation v.,  -bred, -breed•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Animal Husbandry, Geneticsto breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
  2. Animal Husbandry, Geneticsto breed within;
    engender.

v.i. 
  1. Animal Husbandry, Geneticsto engage in or undergo inbreeding.
  • in-1 + breed 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

inbreed /ˈɪnˈbriːd/ vb ( -breeds, -breeding, -bred)
  1. to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
  2. (transitive) to develop within; engender

ˈinˈbreeding n , adj



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