overbreed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ breed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

overbreed ‎(third-person singular simple present overbreeds, present participle overbreeding, simple past and past participle overbred)

  1. To breed excessively.
    • 2009 February 26, Cathal Kelly, “Obama picks running (and fetching) mate”[1], Toronto Star:
      What happens if the dog is overbred?