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  Words related to breeding

Related / Similar Words: reproduction, procreation, facts of life, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing, genteelness, gentility, education, training

 

Definition:
  • the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring;
  • the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization;
  • raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important";
  • elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression;
  • the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement";
  • producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes";

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    Hyponyms: miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding, generation, multiplication, propagation, autosexing, cattle breeding, dog breeding, horse breeding

     

    Derivational Morphology: breed, multiply, reproduce, procreate, rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent, foster, further, educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise

     

     
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