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: akin, congenial
: innate, inborn
: born or originated together
: entrapped in sediments at the time of their deposition
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akin, alike, analogous, cognate, comparable, correspondent, corresponding, ditto, like, matching, parallel, resemblant, resembling, similar, such, suchlike
different, dissimilar, diverse, unakin, unlike
1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Late Latin connatus, past participle of connasci to be born together, from Latin com- + nasci to be born — more at nation
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