connate

adjective

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: born or originated together
4
: entrapped in sediments at the time of their deposition
connate water
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

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of connate was in 1641

Dictionary Entries Near connate

Cite this Entry

“Connate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connate. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

connate

adjective
: firmly united
connate bones
connately adverb
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