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affricative

[uh-frik-uh-tiv, af-ruh-key-]Phonetics
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noun
  1. affricate(def 1).
adjective
  1. of or relating to an affricate.
  2. articulated as an affricate.

Origin of affricative

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British Dictionary definitions for affricative

affricative

noun
  1. another word for affricate
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting an affricate
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Word Origin and History for affricative

n.

1879, perhaps via German, from Latin affricat-, past participle stem of affricare "rub against," from ad- (see ad-) + fricare "to rub" (see friction).

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