connate

connate
con•nate
[[t]ˈkɒn eɪt[/t]] adj.
1) existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn
2) associated in birth or origin
3) allied or agreeing in nature; cognate
4) anat. (of anatomical parts) firmly united; fused
5) bot congenitally joined, as leaves
6) gel trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited:
connate water[/ex]
Etymology: 1635–45; < LL connātus, ptp. of connāscī to be born at the same time with con′nate•ly, adv. con′nate•ness, n. con•na•tion kəˈneɪ ʃən n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • connate — index akin (related by blood), associated, born (innate), correlative, hereditary, inherent, native (inbor …   Law dictionary

  • connate — 1640s, from L.L. connatus born together, twins, pp. of connasci to be born together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + nasci to be born (Old L. gnasci; see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Related: Connation …   Etymology dictionary

  • connate — [kə nāt′, kän′āt΄] adj. [LL connatus, pp. of connasci, to be born at the same time < L com , together + nasci, to be born: see NATURE] 1. inborn; innate 2. coexisting since birth or the beginning 3. having the same origin or nature; related;… …   English World dictionary

  • connate — connately, adv. connateness, n. connation /keuh nay sheuhn/, n. /kon ayt/, adj. 1. existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right and wrong. 2. associated in birth or origin. 3. allied or agreeing in nature;… …   Universalium

  • connate — adjective Etymology: Late Latin connatus, past participle of connasci to be born together, from Latin com + nasci to be born more at nation Date: 1641 1. akin, congenial 2. innate, inborn 3. born or originated together …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • connate — con·nate kä nāt, kän .āt adj firmly united <connate bones> con·nate·ly adv …   Medical dictionary

  • connate water — noun Water which has been trapped in sediments since their deposition • • • Main Entry: ↑connate * * * connate water, Geology. water that becomes permanently entrapped in beds of sediment or rock at the time of deposit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Connate-perfoliate — Con nate per*fo li*ate, a. (Bot.) Connate or coalescent at the base so as to produce a broad foliaceous body through the center of which the stem passes; applied to leaves, as the leaves of the boneset. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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