outbreed

[ out-breed ]
/ ˌaʊtˈbrid /

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

to breed selected individuals outside the limits of the breed or variety.

Nearby words

  1. outbond,
  2. outbound,
  3. outbox,
  4. outbrave,
  5. outbreak,
  6. outbreeding,
  7. outbuilding,
  8. outburst,
  9. outcast,
  10. outcaste

Origin of outbreed


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British Dictionary definitions for outbreed

outbreed

/ (ˌaʊtˈbriːd) /

verb -breeds, -breeding or -bred

(intr) anthropol to produce offspring through sexual relations outside a particular family or tribe
to breed (animals that are not closely related) or (of such animals) to be bred
Derived Formsoutbreeding, noun

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