verb (inbred; -breeding) Date: 1599 transitive verb to subject to inbreeding intransitive verb to engage in inbreeding

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  • Inbreed — In*breed , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inbred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inbreeding}.] [Cf. {Imbreed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To produce or generate within. Bp. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] To inbreed and cherish . . . the seeds of virtue. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inbreed — [in′brēd΄] vt. inbred, inbreeding 1. Rare to form or develop within 2. to breed by continual mating of individuals of the same or closely related stocks vi. 1. to engage in such breeding 2. to become too refined, effete, etc. as the result of… …   English World dictionary

  • inbreed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: in (II) + breed transitive verb 1. archaic : produce, generate inbreed …   Useful english dictionary

  • inbreed — v.t. [A.S. in, inward; bredan, nourish] To mate with genetically similar individuals, particularly with close relatives; endogamy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inbreed — /in breed , in breed /, v., inbred, inbreeding. v.t. 1. to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly. 2. to breed within; engender. v.i. 3. to engage in or undergo inbreeding. [1590 1600; IN 1 + BREED] * * * …   Universalium

  • inbreed — verb a) To breed or reproduce with those that are related. b) To breed with those that share common traits or qualities. See Also: inbred …   Wiktionary

  • inbreed — in·breed in brēd vb, in·bred bred; in·breed·ing vt to subject to inbreeding vi to engage in inbreeding …   Medical dictionary

  • inbreed — Synonyms and related words: beget, breed, breed true, copulate, crossbreed, engender, father, generate, get, make love, mother, multiply, outbreed, procreate, proliferate, propagate, reproduce in kind, sire …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inbreed — in·breed || ‚ɪn brɪːd v. repeatedly breed closely related individuals; generate within, produce within …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inbreed — verb (past and past participle inbred) [often as noun inbreeding] breed from closely related people or animals, especially over many generations …   English new terms dictionary

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