verb /ˈhaɪ.bɹɪd.aɪz/
a) to cross-breed animals or plants to form hybrids
b) to construct a hybrid word from elements of different languages

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  • Hybridize — Hy brid*i ze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hybridized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hybridizing}.] To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hybridize — Hy brid*ize, v. i. (Biol.) To produce hybrid offspring; to interbreed; to cross. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hybridize — index commingle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hybridize — (Amer.) hy·brid·ize || haɪbrɪdaɪz v. cross two animals or plants from different breeds or species, crossbreed (also hybridise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hybridize — (also hybridise) ► VERB ▪ cross breed to produce hybrids. DERIVATIVES hybridization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hybridize — [hī′bri dīz΄] vt., vi. hybridized, hybridizing to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed hybridization n. hybridizer n …   English World dictionary

  • hybridize — hy·brid·ize also Brit hy·brid·ise hī brə .dīz vb, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing vt to cause to interbreed or combine so as to produce hybrids <hybridize two species> <fuse and hybridize somatic cells of two different… …   Medical dictionary

  • hybridize — [[t]ha͟ɪbrɪdaɪz[/t]] hybridizes, hybridizing, hybridized V RECIP ERG If one species of plant or animal hybridizes with another, the species reproduce together to make a hybrid. [TECHNICAL] [pl n V] All sorts of colours will result as these… …   English dictionary

  • hybridize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1845 transitive verb to cause to produce hybrids ; interbreed intransitive verb to produce hybrids • hybridization noun • hybridizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hybridize — hybridizable, adj. hybridization, n. hybridist, hybridizer, n. /huy bri duyz /, v., hybridized, hybridizing. v.t. 1. to cause to produce hybrids; cross. 2. to breed or cause the production of (a hybrid). 3. to form in a hybrid manner. v.i …   Universalium

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