Pronunciation: (kon'āt), [key]
1. existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right and wrong.
2. associated in birth or origin.
3. allied or agreeing in nature; cognate.
4. Anat.firmly united; fused.
5. Bot.congenitally joined, as leaves.
6. Geol.trapped in sediment at the time the sediment was deposited: connate water.
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