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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
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“Once he became rich, he bought a huge house and created this appearance of gentility and breeding in his daughters.”
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Cultivation of person
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“Men of low birth and no breeding.”
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The process of producing plants or animals by controlled methods of reproduction
“There is potential for selective breeding for better yields.”
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The science or art of teaching
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The act of coupling or joining
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The action or process of fertilizing an egg or a female animal or plant, involving the fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote
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The activity or business of growing crops and raising livestock
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A person's social circumstances
Adjective
Prolific or proliferative
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Engaging in sexual behavior
Verb
Present participle for to beget or conceive (offspring)
“Flies can breed in infected faeces and contaminate food.”
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Present participle for to generate or bring into being
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“What are the general factors that breed terrorism?”
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Present participle for to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She's from the West Coast, and they breed strong women down there.”
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Present participle for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Present participle for to rear and train (someone) to behave in a particular way
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“One of the oldest breeds, the lizard canary, is bred for the spangled effect of its feathers.”
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Present participle for to engage in carnal activity
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(with object) Present participle for to cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
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Present participle for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Present participle for fertilize with pollen
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Present participle for to be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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Present participle for to grow in intensity
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Present participle for to keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
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Present participle for to acquire something, usually over a period of time
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Present participle for to tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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Present participle for to make more fertile by adding nutrients, especially of soil
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Present participle for to train or mold by instruction or example
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