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Definition of "hybridize" [hy•brid•i•ze•ize]

  • To produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed. (verb-transitive)
  • To form base pairs between complementary regions of (two strands of DNA that were not originally paired). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hybridize" in a sentence
  • "Should I hybridize my application to move some part of functionality to the public cloud while keeping other components on an internal private cloud?"
  • "They have taken the next step to hybridize key elements of Facebook and Wikipedia and are executing on it very well so far."
  • "Interested in what happens when cultures merge and hybridize, Couper doesn't hesitate to combine eclectic cultural products."