re·​breed (ˌ)rē-ˈbrēd How to pronounce rebreed (audio)
rebred (ˌ)rē-ˈbred How to pronounce rebreed (audio) ; rebreeding; rebreeds
transitive : to breed (an animal or species of animal) for a second or subsequent time
The majority of pet rabbits can be safely rebred every 75 to 90 days.Karen Patry
intransitive : to produce offspring by sexual union for a second or subsequent time
Cows that are thin … at calving take longer to resume estrous cycles and, therefore, are delayed in their ability to rebreed.Doug Shepherd

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebreed was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Rebreed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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