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INBORN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inborn mean? 

INBORN (adjective)
  The adjective INBORN has 2 senses:

1. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
2. normally existing at birth

  Familiarity information: INBORN used as an adjective is rare.


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INBORN (adjective)


Sense 1inborn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

Synonyms:

congenital; inborn; innate

Similar:

nonheritable; noninheritable (not inheritable)


Sense 2inborn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Normally existing at birth

Synonyms:

connatural; inborn; inbred

Context example:

mankind's connatural sense of the good

Similar:

native (belonging to one by birth)


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