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inbreed

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

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Origin of inbreed

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-1 + breed
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British Dictionary definitions for inbreed

inbreed
/ (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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