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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed.
  • transitive v. To form base pairs between complementary regions of (two strands of DNA that were not originally paired).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to cross-breed animals or plants to form hybrids
  • v. to construct a hybrid word from elements of different languages
  • v. to combine atomic orbitals mathematically to form hybrid orbitals
  • v. to combine complementary subunits of multiple biological macromolecules

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To produce hybrid offspring; to interbreed; to cross.
  • transitive v. To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to interbreed and thus produce hybrids.
  • Henceā€”2. To form or construct in a hybrid manner, as words.
  • To produce a hybrid or hybrids; cross or interbreed, as two different varieties or species of plants or animals.
  • Also spelled hybridise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

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