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1Produced by inbreeding.‘inbred dogs will be more likely to have some genetic maladies’
- ‘The small, inbred population is more susceptible to decline via disease and natural disaster.’
- ‘Many of these kittens are inbred and born with deformities and disease.’
- ‘Offspring from smaller populations were on average more inbred, so inbreeding depression in clonal fitness was higher in small populations.’
2Existing from birth.
innate, inherent, inborn, intrinsic, instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, natural, natural-born, deep-seated, deep-rootedView synonyms
- ‘i'm not sure what it is but i still have an innate, certainly ingrained, perhaps inbred, suspicion of the police.’
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