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in·​ter·​grade ˌin-tər-ˈgrād How to pronounce intergrade (audio)
intergraded; intergrading; intergrades

intransitive verb

: to merge gradually one with another through a continuous series of intermediate forms


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in·​ter·​grade ˈin-tər-ˌgrād How to pronounce intergrade (audio)
: an intermediate form

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Pure Florida's are found mostly from Gainesville, Florida, southward--those in the northern part of the state are primarily intergrades with northern strain bass, biologists say. Frank Sargeant,, 28 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use


1874, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intergrade was in 1874

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“Intergrade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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