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Entry Word: native
Function: adjective
Text: 1 belonging to a particular place by birth or origin <though she now lived in the Northeast, she was a native Midwesterner>
Synonyms aboriginal, born, endemic, indigenous
Related Words domestic, local; original
Near Antonyms imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrant
Antonyms nonnative
2 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining <diamonds in their native state are not the bright, flashy gems that one might imagine> -- see CRUDE 1