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- 1. intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical, built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral, inner, internal, intimate, essential, inalienable#1, unalienable
- usage: belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
- 2. intrinsic, internal (vs. external)
- usage: situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts; "intrinsic muscles"
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