con·​nate | \ kä-ˈnāt How to pronounce connate (audio) , ˈkä-ˌnāt How to pronounce connate (audio) \

Definition of connate

2 : innate, inborn
3 : born or originated together
4 : entrapped in sediments at the time of their deposition connate water

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Other Words from connate

connately adverb

Examples of connate in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of connate

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for connate

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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The first known use of connate was in 1641

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“Connate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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con·​nate | \ kä-ˈnāt How to pronounce connate (audio) , ˈkän-ˌāt How to pronounce connate (audio) \

Medical Definition of connate

: firmly united connate bones

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