One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Produced by inbreeding.‘inbred dogs will be more likely to have some genetic maladies’
- ‘Offspring from smaller populations were on average more inbred, so inbreeding depression in clonal fitness was higher in small populations.’
- ‘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.’
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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