from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Produced by inbreeding.
  • adjective Consisting of or involving a homogenous or unvaried group of people.
  • adjective Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bred within; innate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective normally existing at birth
  • adjective produced by inbreeding


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