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ingenerate

1
[in-jen-er-it]
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adjective
  1. not generated; self-existent.
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Origin of ingenerate

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First recorded in 1650–60, ingenerate is from the Late Latin word ingenerātus not begotten. See in-3, generate

ingenerate

2
[verb in-jen-uh-reyt; adjective in-jen-er-it]
verb (used with object), in·gen·er·at·ed, in·gen·er·at·ing.
  1. to engender; produce.
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adjective
  1. inborn; innate.
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Origin of ingenerate

2
1525–35; < Latin ingenerātus past participle ot ingenerāre to engender, produce, implant. See in-2, generate
Related formsin·gen·er·ate·ly, adverbin·gen·er·a·tion, noun
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Related Words for ingenerate

innate, logical, legitimate, reasonable, instinctive, ordinary, usual, essential, common, congenital, ingrained, intuitive, hereditary, intrinsic, commonplace, constant, probable, familiar, universal, general

British Dictionary definitions for ingenerate

ingenerate

1
adjective
  1. rare inherent, intrinsic, or innate
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Word Origin for ingenerate

C17: from Late Latin ingenerātus not generated; see in- 1, generate

ingenerate

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verb (tr)
  1. archaic to produce within; engender
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Derived Formsingeneration, noun

Word Origin for ingenerate

C16: from Latin ingenerāre; see in- ², generate
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