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CONGENIAL, adjective [Latin See Generate.]

1. Partaking of the same genus, kind or nature; kindred; cognate; as congenial souls.

2. Belonging to the nature; natural; agreeable to the nature; usually followed by to; as, this severity is not congenial to him.

3. Natural; agreeable to the nature; adapted; as a soil congenial to a plant.