hybridize

verb
hy·​brid·​ize | \ ˈhī-brə-ˌdīz How to pronounce hybridize (audio) \
hybridized; hybridizing

Definition of hybridize

transitive verb

: to cause to produce hybrids : interbreed

intransitive verb

: to produce hybrids

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Other Words from hybridize

hybridization \ ˌhī-​brə-​də-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hybridization (audio) \ noun
hybridizer noun

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Simpson’s hybridizing focus involves northern hardy plants with outstanding plant habits and colorful appeal. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 16 Sep. 2019 The notion of hybridizing the cars came up over lunch one day. Alex Davies, WIRED, "A Very Fast Spin Through the Hills in a Hybrid Porsche 911," 10 June 2019 Carpenter will show examples of the changes and also speak on how to hybridize and grow from seed. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Daylilies are in glorious splendor now," 21 July 2019 Priya Krishna’s cookbook Indian-ish, documenting her journey of learning to make the distinct, hybridized cuisine of her chic, extremely skilled-in-the-kitchen mom, Ritu, is now out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "I Accept Amul Cheese Exactly As It Is: Canned, Processed, and Perfect," 11 July 2019 The Jeep Wrangler is already hybridized in four-cylinder form, and by the time the Bronco reaches the market, a Wrangler plug-in hybrid will have arrived. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "Ford Confirms It: A Hybrid Bronco Is Coming," 9 May 2019 Get the recipe: Priya Krishna’s cookbook Indian-ish, documenting her journey of learning to make the distinct, hybridized cuisine of her chic, extremely skilled-in-the-kitchen mom, Ritu, is now out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "The Sneaky, Easy Trick to My Mom’s Perfect Aloo Gobi," 10 June 2019 One of the things, for example, that happens now in modern-day Oaxaca is that people mix [Mixtec] sometimes, and hybridize it with Spanish. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio had never acted before. Now she’s in one of the year’s buzziest films.," 14 Dec. 2018 Funky Pink was hybridized by Benary Seed, which to be honest has kind of become the begonia guru in the gardening world. Norman Winter, sacbee, "Soon, you’ll be playing that Funky Pink in your displays," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of hybridize

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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hybridize

verb
hy·​brid·​ize
variants: also British hybridise \ ˈhī-​brə-​ˌdīz How to pronounce hybridise (audio) \
hybridized also British hybridised; hybridizing also British hybridising

Medical Definition of hybridize

transitive verb

: to cause to interbreed or combine so as to produce hybrids hybridize two species fuse and hybridize somatic cells of two different species hybridize two DNAs

intransitive verb

: to produce hybrids

Other Words from hybridize

hybridization also British hybridisation \ ˌhī-​brəd-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hybridisation (audio) \ noun
hybridizer also British hybridiser noun

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