overbreed

verb
over·​breed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbrēd How to pronounce overbreed (audio) \
overbred; overbreeding; overbreeds

Definition of overbreed

transitive verb

: to breed (a plant or animal) to excess especially without regard to the quality of the breeding stock overbred dogs

First Known Use of overbreed

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbreed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbreed. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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