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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of innasci, from nasci 'to be born'

innate

adjective
     
in‧nate
1 an innate quality or ability is something you are born with:
Children have an innate ability to learn language.
2 an innate belief is something you feel strongly about and are unlikely to change:
the innate conservatism of the farming community
innately adverb:
the army's innately conservative values

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