transitive verb
in·​gen·​er·​ate | \ ə̇nˈjenəˌrāt\

Definition of ingenerate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to bring about the generation of : beget, cause


adjective (1)
in·​gen·​er·​ate | \ -en(ə)rə̇t\

Definition of ingenerate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : inborn, innate
2 obsolete : generated, produced


adjective (2)
in·​generate | \ (ˈ)in¦jen(ə)rə̇t, ənˈj-\

Definition of ingenerate (Entry 3 of 3)

: not generated God is ingenerate

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Other Words from ingenerate

Adjective (1)

ingenerately adverb

History and Etymology for ingenerate

Transitive verb

Latin ingeneratus, past participle of ingenerare, from in- in- entry 2 + generare to beget, create

Adjective (1)

Latin ingeneratus

Adjective (2)

Late Latin ingeneratus, from Latin in- in- entry 1 + generatus, past participle of generare

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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