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BREEDING





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  1. [noun] elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    Synonyms: genteelness, gentility

  2. [noun] the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
    Synonyms: education, training

  3. [noun] raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    Synonyms: bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing

  4. [noun] the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

  5. [noun] the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    Synonyms: reproduction, procreation, facts of life

  6. [adjective] producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

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