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Main Entry: 1breed
Pronunciation: primarystressbremacrond
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bred /primarystressbred/; breed·ing
1 : to produce (plants or animals) by sexual reproduction <breed cattle>
2 : to produce offspring by sexual reproduction
3 : BRING UP 1, train <born and bred in this town>
4 : BRING ABOUT, CAUSE <familiarity breeds contempt>
5 : to produce (a fissionable element) by bombarding an element that is not fissionable with neutrons from a radioactive element so that more fissionable material is produced than is used up
- breed·er noun

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