outbreed

verb out·breed \ ˈau̇t-ˌbrēd , -ˈbrēd \
|Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of outbreed

outbred play \ˈau̇t-ˌbred, -ˈbred\; outbreeding
1 play \ˈau̇t-ˌbrēd\ : to subject to outbreeding
2 play \ˌau̇t-ˈbrēd\ : to breed faster than

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First Known Use of outbreed

circa 1909

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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outbreed

transitive verb out·breed \ -ˈbrēd \

medical Definition of outbreed

outbred play \-ˈbred\; outbreeding play \-ˈbrēd-iŋ\
1 : to subject to outbreeding
2 : to increase in numbers faster than the increase in (a resource or a competing population)
  • humans may outbreed their food supply

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