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breed

breed

 
pronunciation:
brid
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bred, breeding, breeds
definition 1: to keep for mating and reproduction.
My family breeds golden retrievers.
similar words:
cultivate, develop, generate, grow, promote, raise
definition 2: to cause; give rise to.
Anger breeds violence.
synonyms:
cause, generate
similar words:
foster, produce
definition 3: to give birth to or produce offspring.
Birds usually breed in their nests.
synonyms:
multiply, reproduce
similar words:
bear, couple, mate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a particular type or kind of animal or plant.
My favorite breed of dog is the collie.
 
similar words:
family, kind, sort, species, strain, type, variety
derivation: breedable (adj.)
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