outbreed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ breed

Verb[edit]

outbreed (third-person singular simple present outbreeds, present participle outbreeding, simple past and past participle outbred)

  1. (transitive) To breed more successfully than.
    • 2009 February 22, Lynn Phillips, “Survival of the Hippest”, New York Times:
      Showy peacocks attract more predators, but they outbreed drabber rivals just because peahens adore flashy tails.