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inbred

[in-bred] /ˈɪnˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
naturally inherent; innate; native:
her inbred grace.
2.
resulting from or involved in inbreeding.
Origin of inbred
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; past participle of inbreed
Synonyms
1. inborn, constitutional, instinctive.

inbreed

[in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
1.
to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
3.
to engage in or undergo inbreeding.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600; in-1 + breed
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inbred

/ˈɪnˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
produced as a result of inbreeding
2.
deeply ingrained; innate: inbred good manners

inbreed

/ˈɪnˈbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2.
(transitive) to develop within; engender
Derived Forms
inbreeding, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for inbred
adj.

1590s, "native," also "inherent by nature," from in + bred. The genetic sense is from 1892 (cf. inbreeding).

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inbred in Medicine

inbred in·bred (ĭn'brěd')
adj.

  1. Produced by inbreeding.

  2. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated.

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