connate

play
adjective con·nate \kä-ˈnāt, ˈkä-ˌ\

Definition of connate

  1. 1 :  akin, congenial

  2. 2 :  innate, inborn

  3. 3 :  born or originated together

  4. 4 :  entrapped in sediments at the time of their deposition <connate water>

connately

adverb

Examples of connate in a sentence

  1. <the central premise of the comedy is that organized crime and moviemaking are pretty much connate activities>

Origin and Etymology of connate

Late Latin connatus, past participle of connasci to be born together, from Latin com- + nasci to be born — more at nation


First Known Use: 1641


Medical Dictionary

connate

play play
adjective con·nate \kä-ˈnāt, ˈkän-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of connate

  1. :  firmly united <connate bones>

connately

adverb

Learn More about connate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up connate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ