ingenerate

1
[in-jen-er-it]

adjective

not generated; self-existent.

Nearby words

  1. inge, william ralph,
  2. ingelow,
  3. ingelow, jean,
  4. ingemar,
  5. ingeminate,
  6. ingenhousz,
  7. ingenious,
  8. ingenue,
  9. ingenuity,
  10. ingenuous

Origin of ingenerate

1
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.

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 formsin·gen·er·ate·ly, adverbin·gen·er·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ingenerate

ingenerate

1

adjective

rare inherent, intrinsic, or innate

Word Origin for ingenerate

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

verb (tr)

archaic to produce within; engender
Derived Formsingeneration, noun

Word Origin for ingenerate

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

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