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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be inherent or innate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To be in, as an accident is in a substance; be related as an accident to a substance, as the predicate of a proposition is related to its subject, or an adjective to its substantive.
  • To dwell or exist as an element; have place as a quality or attribute; belong intrinsically; be innate or characteristic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To be inherent; to stick (in); to be fixed in or permanently incorporated with something; to cleave (to); to belong, as attributes or qualities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To be inherent; to be an essential or intrinsic part of; to be fixed or permanently incorporated with something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be inherent in something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin inhaerēre : in-, in; see in– + haerēre, to stick.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin inhaerēre, present active infinitive of inhaereō ("stick in, stick to, inhere to"), from in ("in") + haereō ("stick"); see hesitate. Compare adhere, cohere.

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