Definition of inbred in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinbred/


1Produced by inbreeding: a classic inbred Englishman
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  • Offspring from smaller populations were on average more inbred, so inbreeding depression in clonal fitness was higher in small populations.
  • Many of these kittens are inbred and born with deformities and disease.
  • The small, inbred population is more susceptible to decline via disease and natural disaster.
2Existing in a person, animal, or plant from birth; congenital: inbred disease resistance in crops
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  • i'm not sure what it is but i still have an innate, certainly ingrained, perhaps inbred, suspicion of the police.

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Syllabification: in·bred

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