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

  • adj. Produced by inbreeding.
  • adj. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated: an inbred distrust of radicalism. See Synonyms at innate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. bred within; innate; as, inbred worth.
  • adj. having an ancestry characterized by inbreeding
  • adj. describing a strain produced through successive generations of inbreeding resulting in a population of genetically identical individuals which are homozygous at all genetic loci.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inbreed.
  • n. An inbred individual

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bred within; innate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Produced or developed within; innate; inherent; intrinsic: as, inbred modesty or good sense.
  • Bred in-and-in.

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

  • adj. normally existing at birth
  • adj. produced by inbreeding


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