1585–95; past participle of inbreed

1. inborn, constitutional, instinctive. Unabridged


[in-breed, in-breed]
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
to engage in or undergo inbreeding.

1590–1600; in-1 + breed Unabridged
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inbred (ˈɪnˈbrɛd)
1.  produced as a result of inbreeding
2.  deeply ingrained; innate: inbred good manners

inbreed (ˈɪnˈbriːd)
vb , -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.  to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2.  (tr) to develop within; engender
n, —adj

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inbred in·bred (ĭn'brěd')

  1. Produced by inbreeding.

  2. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated.

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Example sentences
The inbreeding coefficient is, simply put, a measure of how inbred individuals
Every time the inbred instinct to seek precedence cropped up among his
  disciples he sternly suppressed it.
As there, so in their reading, the process must be gradual of acquiring an
  inbred monitor to reject the evil and choose the good.
Wild-derived inbred mouse strains have short telomeres.
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