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1. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences: a congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.
2. Usage Problem Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate: "the congenital American optimism that denies conflicts and imagines all stories having happy endings" (Robert J. Samuelson).

[From Latin congenitus : com-, com- + genitus, born, past participle of gignere, to bear; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

con·gen′i·tal·ly adv.
Usage Note: The Usage Panel is divided evenly on the use of congenital to mean "inveterate." In our 2008 survey, only 50 percent accepted this word in a sentence with the phrase "the most congenital skeptic."
خَلْقِيا، مُنْذُ الوِلادَه
od narození
frá fæîingu; aî eîlisfari
od narodenia
anadan doğmadoğuştan


[kənˈdʒenɪtlɪ] ADVcongénitamente


[kənˈdʒɛnɪtəli] adv
(MEDICINE)de naissance
congenitally deaf → sourd(e) de naissance


adv (Med) deaf, blind, disabledvon Geburt an; obeseanlagebedingt; (fig) lazy, incapable, stupid, optimistic, dishonestvon Natur aus


(kənˈdʒenitl) adjective
(of diseases or deformities) existing at or before birth.
conˈgenitally adverb
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He declared that she was congenitally incapable of forming a single letter worthy of the least of Milton's words; but she persisted; and again he suddenly threw himself into the task of teaching her with a combination of stormy intensity, concentrated patience, and occasional bursts of interesting disquisition on the beauty and nobility, the august mission and destiny, of human handwriting.
I can't do it any other way, for you are both congenitally unable to understand a philosophic abstraction.
The conclusion that tactile perception is faster for a person who is congenitally deaf-blind than it is for persons with typical sight and hearing is important for understanding the tactile potential of individuals who are congenitally deaf-blind.
In a review of middle ear abnormalities reported prior to 1960, Henner found no record of a congenitally absent incus that was not accompanied by some other abnormality.
But the underlying fear of course, is that Owen quite simply has congenitally weak hamstrings and that there is no cure.
Besides the elections for mayor, city attorney, city controller and a number of City Council seats where incumbents are favored (or face no opponents), there will be other offices on the ballot - including two Valley seats on the Board of Education, which oversees the congenitally dysfunctional Los Angeles Unified School District; and three seats on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District, which not long ago used amazingly bad judgment and pushed a dubious property-taxation scheme without a public vote.
Haaris is one of only 32 people in the world known to be congenitally insensitive to pain and temperature.
All the students were congenitally deaf or suffered severe impairment before the age of 2.
In a series of books and articles he wrote in the seventies, Koop propounded the theory that society's tolerance of abortion leads directly to tolerance of infanticide and euthanasia, first of congenitally deformed infants and the consenting terminally ill, then of babies with the wrong skin color or the elderly who have become too much of a drain on the pension fund.
Lucas has a heart condition - congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries - it doesn't cause him any problems but means he needs to be monitored annually.
Formed by families whose children were congenitally deafblind in 1985, the organisation now supports people with a wide range of support needs including autism, Down's syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and a range of sensory impairments and physical disabilities.
NEW YORK, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Neonatal Warming Equipment Premature and congenitally ill infants are born as a result of advanced maternal age, induced fertility, labor treatments, inadequate prenatal care, and lifestyle preferences such as smoking, drinking, and obesity.

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