Definition of congenital in English:

congenital

Syllabification: con·gen·i·tal
Pronunciation: /kənˈjenətl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

congenitally

adverb
More example sentences
  • I confess that I am a huge, huge fan of the pop single, because I think pop is a genre that is congenitally predisposed to bands and artists that have one - but only one - shining moment of greatness in them.
  • It stands to reason, even to a congenitally illogical punter like me, that if you have more race meetings in your vicinity then you are more likely to go racing, because it's human nature to want to avoid travelling too far on a day out.
  • In a double twist of fate, she also suffers from congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, which means the bottom two chambers in her heart responsible for pumping blood to the lungs and the body have swapped round.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin congenitus, from con- 'together' + genitus (past participle of gignere 'beget') + -al.

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