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English adjective: intrinsic

1. intrinsic belonging to a thing by its very nature


SamplesForm was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing.


Synonymsintrinsical


Similarbuilt-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, inner, integral, internal, intimate


See alsoessential, inalienable, unalienable


Antonymsextrinsic

2. intrinsic situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts


SamplesIntrinsic muscles.


Similarinternal


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy


Antonymsexternal









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