in born


naturally present at birth; innate.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English inboren native, indigenous; see in-1, born

inbred, inherent, natural, native, congenital, inherited, hereditary. See innate.

acquired, learned. Unabridged
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inborn (ˈɪnˈbɔːn)
existing from birth; congenital; innate

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Word Origin & History

O.E. inboren "native to a place," from in- "within" + boren "brought forth" (see born). Of qualities in a person, 1513.
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inborn in·born (ĭn'bôrn')

  1. Possessed by an organism at birth.

  2. Inherited or hereditary.

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