Inbreed



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

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