Inbred



[in-bred] /ˈɪnˈbrɛd/

adjective
1.
naturally inherent; innate; native:
her inbred grace.
2.
resulting from or involved in .
[in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
1.
to (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
3.
to engage in or undergo .
/ˈɪnˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
produced as a result of inbreeding
2.
deeply ingrained; innate: inbred good manners
/ˈɪnˈbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2.
(transitive) to develop within; engender
adj.

1590s, “native,” also “inherent by nature,” from in + bred. The genetic sense is from 1892 (cf. inbreeding).

inbred in·bred (ĭn’brěd’)
adj.

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