connate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kon'āt), [key]
- existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right and wrong.
- associated in birth or origin.
- allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
- firmly united; fused.
- congenitally joined, as leaves.
- trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.
- connate (Thesaurus)