intergrade

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verb

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

intergrade

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noun

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

Examples of intergrade in a Sentence

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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, AL.com, 28 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1874, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intergrade was in 1874

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“Intergrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intergrade. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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