borne

\ˈbȯrn \

Definition of borne 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of bear

borne

adjective
\ˈbȯrn \

Definition of borne (Entry 2 of 2)

: transported or transmitted by used in combination soilborneairborne

Examples of borne in a Sentence

Adjective

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 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 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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has hit Washington Heights, with eight residents sickened by the bacteria-borne illness over the past week, officials reported Wednesday. Carl Campanile, Fox News, "Legionnaires' outbreak sickens 8 in NYC," 13 July 2018 Her wish is understandable, borne of unimaginable pain. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "At Department of Correction, a death of compassion," 28 June 2018 Image The death of a worker at the Belmont Park racetrack this month was the result of bacterial sepsis, not hantavirus, a rat-borne illness that was initially suspected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Hantavirus Was Not the Cause of Belmont Park Worker’s Death," 24 June 2018 Mosquito borne illnesses The greater Houston area and Harris County has up to 56 different species of mosquitoes, according to county data, though only a few species of mosquitoes carry serious diseases like West Nile virus and Zika. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Tips on avoiding mosquitoes this summer," 20 June 2018 The best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness such as Zika virus is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around the home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites, the release stated. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Mosquitoes near Elburn test positive for West Nile virus," 15 June 2018 An effort to persuade central banks to make one-off payments to Iran to pay for future oil imports has so far borne little fruit, officials say. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "U.S. Threat of Sanctions Imperils Bid to Save Iran Deal, European Officials Say," 6 June 2018 Carrie advocated for the eradication of hospital borne infections, testifying before the U.S. Congress and the Connecticut State Legislature. Carrie Simon, courant.com, "Carrie Simon," 20 May 2018 Leilani Estates, the small neighborhood that has been affected this month by earth-borne lava flows that have destroyed homes and other structures, is 25 miles east of the volcano summit. Heidi Chang, latimes.com, "New eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano sends up 30,000-foot ash plume; residents told to ‘shelter in place’," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of borne

Adjective

circa 1559, in the meaning defined above

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adjective

English Language Learners Definition of borne

: carried by : spread by

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Kids Definition of borne

past participle of bear

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Medical Definition of borne 

past part of bear

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Legal Definition of borne 

past participle of bear

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