hybridize

[ hahy-bri-dahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ brɪˌdaɪz /

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.

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Also especially British, hy·brid·ise.

Origin of hybridize

First recorded in 1835–45; hybrid + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hybridize

hy·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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British Dictionary definitions for hybridization

hybridize

hybridise

/ (ˈhaɪbrɪˌdaɪz) /

verb

to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed

Derived forms of hybridize

hybridizable or hybridisable, adjectivehybridization or hybridisation, nounhybridizer or hybridiser, noun
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Cultural definitions for hybridization

hybridization

Producing offspring from parents of different stock.

notes for hybridization

Hybridization is used extensively in agriculture, where new forms of hardy and disease-resistant plants are produced commercially.
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