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hybridize

[ hahy-bri-dahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ brɪˌdaɪz /
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verb (used with object), hy·brid·ized, hy·brid·iz·ing.

to cause to produce hybrids; cross.
to breed or cause the production of (a hybrid).
to form in a hybrid manner.

verb (used without object), hy·brid·ized, hy·brid·iz·ing.

Nearby words

hybrid vigor, hybrid vigour, hybridism, hybridity, hybridization, hybridize, hybridoma, hybris, hyd., hydantoin, hydathode
Also especially British, hy·brid·ise.

Origin of hybridize

First recorded in 1835–45; hybrid + -ize
Related formshy·brid·iz·a·ble, adjectivehy·brid·i·za·tion, nounhy·brid·ist, hy·brid·iz·er, nounin·ter·hy·brid·ize, verb (used without object), in·ter·hy·brid·ized, in·ter·hy·brid·iz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for hybridise

  • The tie in question was an attempt to hybridise the respective colour-schemes of a tartan plaid and a Neapolitan ice.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 11, 1914|Various

British Dictionary definitions for hybridise

hybridize

hybridise

/ (ˈhaɪbrɪˌdaɪz) /

verb

to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
Derived Formshybridizable or hybridisable, adjectivehybridization or hybridisation, nounhybridizer or hybridiser, noun
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