belonging to a particular place by birth or origin <though she now lived in the Northeast, she was a native Midwesterner>
being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining <diamonds in their native state are not the bright, flashy gems that one might imagine>
being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing <a native energy and ambition that would allow him to rise above his humble beginnings> Synonyms built-in
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