Etymology
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hybridize (v.)

1802, intransitive, "cross or inter-breed," from hybrid + -ize. Transitive sense of "cause to interbreed" is by 1823. Related: Hybridized; hybridizing.

updated on December 07, 2018

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Definitions of hybridize from WordNet

hybridize (v.)
breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties;
Synonyms: crossbreed / cross / hybridise / interbreed
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