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borne

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\ˈbȯrn\

Definition of borne

  1. past participle of bear


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borne

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adjective \ˈbȯrn\

Definition of borne

  1. :  transported or transmitted by —used in combination soilborne airborne

Examples of borne in a Sentence

  1. My book surveys the public-health landscape from food-borne and insectborne diseases to antibiotic resistance, from infectious causes of chronic afflictions to bioterrorism. —Madeline Drexler, Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2002

  2. The news carried by mail coach is an exact inversion of the railroad-borne news in Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son (1844-46). —John Plotz, The Crowd, 2000

  3. I would tend to think your strawberries died from other causes. Strawberries need excellent drainage and a sandy, acidic soil that has good air space to encourage root health. They like a soil that has been amended with compost. But strawberries can succumb to soil-borne diseases. —Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, 3 Oct. 1998

First Known Use of borne

circa 1559


BORNE Defined for English Language Learners

borne

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adjective

Definition of borne for English Language Learners

  • : carried by : spread by


BORNE Defined for Kids

borne

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Definition of borne for Students

  1. past participle of bear


Medical Dictionary

borne

Medical Definition of borne

past part of bear

Law Dictionary

borne

  1. past part of bear


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