ingenerate

1
[ in-jen-er-it ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛn ər ɪt /

adjective

not generated; self-existent.

Origin of ingenerate

1
First recorded in 1650–60, ingenerate is from the Late Latin word ingenerātus not begotten. See in-3, generate

Definition for ingenerate (2 of 2)

ingenerate

2
[ verb in-jen-uh-reyt; adjective in-jen-er-it ]
/ verb ɪnˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; adjective ɪnˈdʒɛn ər ɪt /

verb (used with object), in·gen·er·at·ed, in·gen·er·at·ing.

to engender; produce.

adjective

inborn; innate.

Origin of ingenerate

2
1525–35; < Latin ingenerātus past participle ot ingenerāre to engender, produce, implant. See in-2, generate

Related forms

in·gen·er·ate·ly, adverbin·gen·er·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ingenerate (1 of 2)

ingenerate

1
/ (ɪnˈdʒɛnərɪt) /

adjective

rare inherent, intrinsic, or innate

Word Origin for ingenerate

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

British Dictionary definitions for ingenerate (2 of 2)

ingenerate

2
/ (ɪnˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt) /

verb (tr)

archaic to produce within; engender

Derived Forms

ingeneration, noun

Word Origin for ingenerate

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