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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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present participle of breed

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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 Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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