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adjective na·tal \ˈnā-təl\

Definition of natal

  1. 1 :  native

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or present at birth; especially :  associated with one's birth <a natal star>

Origin and Etymology of natal

Middle English, from Latin natalis, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born — more at nation


First Known Use: 15th century

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Natal

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geographical name Na·tal \nə-ˈtal, -ˈtäl\

Definition of Natal

  1. 1 city and port on the Atlantic in northeastern Brazil population 803,739 Natal serves as capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

  2. 2 former province of the eastern part of the Republic of South Africa between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean Natal is now part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.


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adjective na·tal \ˈnāt-əl\

Medical Definition of natal

  1. :  of or relating to birth <lowering the natal death rate—Journal of the American Medical Association>



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