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Noun
The mating and production of offspring by animals
“Water management that prevents mosquito breeding is essential for effective control.”
Noun
The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity
“Once he became rich, he bought a huge house and created this appearance of gentility and breeding in his daughters.”
Noun
Cultivation of person
“Men of low birth and no breeding.”
Noun
The process of producing plants or animals by controlled methods of reproduction
“There is potential for selective breeding for better yields.”
Verb
Present participle for generate, bring into being
“What are the general factors that breed terrorism?”
Verb
Present participle for to bring to maturity through care and education
“She's from the West Coast, and they breed strong women down there.”
Verb
Present participle for to bring forth offspring
“Flies can breed in infected faeces and contaminate food.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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