inbred

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Adjective[edit]

inbred (comparative more inbred, superlative most inbred)

  1. Bred within; innate.
    • 1899, Kenneth Grahame, The Golden Age/A White-washed Uncle
      We who from daily experience knew Miss Smedley like a book—were we not only too well aware that she had neither accomplishments nor charms—no characteristic, in fact, but an inbred viciousness of temper and disposition?
    • 1666, John Bryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders
      His cold experience tempers all his heat, And inbred worth doth boasting valour slight.
  2. (often pejorative) Having an ancestry characterized by inbreeding.
  3. (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.

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Verb[edit]

inbred

  1. simple past tense and past participle of inbreed
    • 1920, Chesla Clella Sherlock, Care and Management of Rabbits Chapter 3
      People discovered that the Belgian hare of those days was a very delicate animal and that it was subject to many diseases. It had been inbred so long in order to produce show animals that its vitality was nearly gone.

Noun[edit]

inbred (plural inbreds)

  1. (vulgar) An inbred individual.
    Since you all marry your cousins I bet you're a bunch of inbreds.

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