Definition of inborn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinˈbôrn/


1Existing from birth: an inborn defect in the formation of collagen
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  • There is a high frequency of inborn defects of respiratory organs and bronchiectasis.
  • There are three main categories of congenital problems to be considered in pediatric patients: congenital malformations, inborn errors of metabolism, and other inherited disorders.
  • Apart from these inborn defects, deprivation of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) at any time of life interferes with a step in collagen synthesis; the resulting bleeding, bruising, and poor healing are part of the picture of scurvy.
1.1Natural to a person or animal: people think doctors have inborn compassion
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  • Loewe, from Spain, leads the path of luxurious elegance reserved for those women possessing natural, inborn style, who want to look refined and elegant, but not extravagant or overdone.
  • We have a natural, inborn tendency to try to be ‘nice guys’ even though this is absolutely contrary to anything that really works with women!
  • All human beings (except for the handful of deviants who call themselves naturalists) have an inborn sense of shame.

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Syllabification: in·born

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