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adjective inherited pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈherɪtɪd/

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  1. 1
    an inherited disease or quality is one that is passed on through the genes

    inherited characteristics such as blood group

  2. 2
    inherited money or property has been given to someone when the previous owner died

    inherited wealth

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