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reduplicative

[ri-doo-pli-key-tiv, -dyoo-]
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adjective
  1. tending to reduplicate.
  2. pertaining to or marked by reduplication.

Origin of reduplicative

First recorded in 1560–70; reduplicate + -ive
Related formsre·du·pli·ca·tive·ly, adjective
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