Definitions

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  • transitive verb To breed to excess.

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  • verb To breed excessively.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ breed.

Examples

  • Some people just deserve to be poor, some people just "overbreed," some people just don't know any better, bless them, etc.

    Women's Space

  • Gazelles and cheetahs have also been selectively bred for speed – naturally, not artificially selected – and they too would be vulnerable to fractures if nature were to overbreed them for speed.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • The insinuations about what should be done with races that overbreed are highly disturbing.

    Tragedy of the Commons, Eric Crampton | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Gazelles and cheetahs have also been selectively bred for speed – naturally, not artificially selected – and they too would be vulnerable to fractures if nature were to overbreed them for speed.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • You see, Ludwig, they overbreed, it goes in cycles, when there are too many of them they panic and run off looking for food.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Let's all get together for some great carolling by those of us who don't breed/overbreed and truly ENJOY this time of year.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Let's all get together for some great carolling by those of us who don't breed/overbreed and truly ENJOY this time of year.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Let's all get together for some great carolling by those of us who don't breed/overbreed and truly ENJOY this time of year.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Cultures that overbreed are poor because of their overbreeding.

    the Foresight Institute

  • Let's all get together for some great carolling by those of us who don't breed/overbreed and truly ENJOY this time of year.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

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