connate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'āt), [key]
— 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; cognate.
  4. firmly united; fused.
  5. congenitally joined, as leaves.
  6. trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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