Enate
Enate E*nate", a. [L. enatus, p. p. of enasci. See {Enascent}.] Growing out. [1913 Webster]

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  • enate — /ˈineɪt/ (say eenayt) adjective 1. relating to that which grows outwards. 2. Also, enatic /iˈnætɪk/ (say ee natik). related on the mother s side. –noun 3. someone who is related on the mother s side. {Latin ēnātus, from nāsci to be born} …   Australian English dictionary

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