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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.

RELATED WORDS

mix, concoction, variety, batter, stew, dough, blend, soup, commixture, jumble, goulash, amalgamation, union, hybrid, cross, composite, combine, mosaic, admixture, potpourri

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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British Dictionary definitions for hybridization

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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Word Origin and History for hybridization

hybridization


n.

1824, from hybridize (1802, from hybrid + -ize) + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for hybridization

hybridization


Producing offspring from parents of different stock.

Note

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