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breeding

noun

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the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • a family of good breeding that is well respected in the community

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breeding

verb
present participle of breed

Synonyms & Antonyms of breeding (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to bring forth offspring
  • rabbits will breed very frequently unless they're kept separated

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4 to engage in sexual intercourse
  • cats breeding outside our window made a horrible racket last night

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5 to set permanently in the consciousness or mind-set
  • parents who breed in their children a deep respect for people of all classes

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The first known use of breeding was in the 14th century

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“Breeding.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breeding. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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