interbreed
verb (interbred; -breeding) Date: 1859 intransitive verb to breed together: as a. crossbreed b. to breed within a closed population transitive verb to cause to breed together

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  • Interbreed — In ter*breed , v. t. & i. To breed by crossing different stocks of animals or plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interbreed — index commingle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • interbreed — (v.) 1859, from INTER (Cf. inter ) + BREED (Cf. breed). Related: Interbred; interbreeding …   Etymology dictionary

  • interbreed — ► VERB (past and past part. interbred) ▪ breed or cause to breed with an animal of a different race or species …   English terms dictionary

  • interbreed — [in΄tər brēd′, in′tər brēd΄] vt., vi. interbred, interbreeding HYBRIDIZE …   English World dictionary

  • interbreed — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈbriːd] / US [ˌɪntərˈbrɪd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms interbreed : present tense I/you/we/they interbreed he/she/it interbreeds present participle interbreeding past tense interbred UK [ˌɪntəˈbred] / US [ˌɪntərˈbred]… …   English dictionary

  • interbreed — in|ter|breed [ ,ıntər brid ] (past tense and past participle in|ter|bred [ ,ıntər bred ] ) verb intransitive or transitive if different types of animals interbreed, or if you interbreed them, they produce young animals that are a mixture of the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • interbreed — [c]/ɪntəˈbrid/ (say intuh breed) verb (interbred, interbreeding) –verb (i) 1. to breed by the crossing of different animal or plant species, breeds, varieties, or individuals. –verb (t) 2. to cause to interbreed …   Australian English dictionary

  • interbreed — n. [L. inter, between; A.S. brod, broad] Individuals capable of actual or potential gene exchange by hybridization …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • interbreed — /in teuhr breed /, v., interbred, interbreeding. v.t. 1. to crossbreed (a plant or animal). 2. to cause to breed together. v.i. 3. to crossbreed. 4. to breed or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population. [1855 60;… …   Universalium

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