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One entry found for innate.
Main Entry: inĚnate
Pronunciation: in-primarystressamacrt, primarystressin-secondarystressamacrt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English innat "belonging from birth," from Latin innatus, past participle of innasci "to be born in, be a native," from in- "in" and nasci "to be born" --related to NATIVE, NATURE
1 : existing in or belonging to an individual from birth <an innate ability>
2 : INHERENT <innate defects in the plan>
- inĚnateĚly adverb
- inĚnateĚness noun

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