[ in-bred ]
/ ˈɪnˈbrɛd /


naturally inherent; innate; native: her inbred grace.
resulting from or involved in inbreeding.

Origin of inbred

First recorded in 1585–95; past participle of inbreed

Definition for inbred (2 of 2)

[ in-breed, in-breed ]
/ ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid /

verb (used with object), in·bred, in·breed·ing.

to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
to breed within; engender.

verb (used without object), in·bred, in·breed·ing.

to engage in or undergo inbreeding.

Origin of inbreed

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-1 + breed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inbred (1 of 2)

/ (ˈɪnˈbrɛd) /


produced as a result of inbreeding
deeply ingrained; innateinbred good manners

British Dictionary definitions for inbred (2 of 2)

/ (ˈɪnˈbriːd) /

verb -breeds, -breeding or -bred

to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
(tr) to develop within; engender

Derived forms of inbreed

inbreeding, noun, adjective
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Medical definitions for inbred

[ ĭnbrĕd ]


Produced by inbreeding.
Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated.
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