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v. in·bred (-brĕd′), in·breed·ing, in·breeds
To subject to inbreeding.
To engage in inbreeding.
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vb, -breeds, -breeding or -bred
1. to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2. (tr) to develop within; engender
ˈinˈbreeding n, adj
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v. -bred, -breed•ing. v.t.
1. to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2. to breed within.v.i.
3. to engage in or undergo such breeding.
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To breed by continued mating of closely related individuals.
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Past participle: inbred
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