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interbreed

[in-ter-breed] /ˌɪn tərˈbrid/
verb (used with object), interbred, interbreeding.
1.
to crossbreed (a plant or animal).
2.
to cause to breed together.
verb (used without object), interbred, interbreeding.
3.
to crossbreed.
4.
to breed or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; inter- + breed
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British Dictionary definitions for interbreeding

interbreed

/ˌɪntəˈbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
(intransitive) to breed within a single family or strain so as to produce particular characteristics in the offspring
2.
another term for crossbreed (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for interbreeding

interbreed

v.

1859, from inter- + breed. Related: Interbred; interbreeding.

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