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inbreed

[in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
1.
to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
3.
to engage in or undergo inbreeding.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; in-1 + breed
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Examples for inbreed
  • But as their domain shrank, some parks could accommodate only a few prides, which then began to inbreed.
  • Without animals coming in and out, animals inbreed-causing the gene pool to stagnate.
British Dictionary definitions for inbreed

inbreed

/ˈɪnˈbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2.
(transitive) to develop within; engender
Derived Forms
inbreeding, noun, adjective
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