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inbreed

[ in-breed, in-breed ]
/ 藞瑟n藢brid, 瑟n藞brid /
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verb (used with object), in路bred, in路breed路ing.
to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), in路bred, in路breed路ing.
to engage in or undergo inbreeding.
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Origin of inbreed

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

inbreed
/ (藞瑟n藞bri藧d) /

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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