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geminate

[ verb jem-uh-neyt; adjective, noun jem-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ verb 藞d蕭蓻m 蓹藢ne瑟t; adjective, noun 藞d蕭蓻m 蓹 n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), gem路i路nat路ed, gem路i路nat路ing.
to make or become doubled or paired.
adjective
Also gem路i路nat路ed. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
noun
Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
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Origin of geminate

1590鈥1600; <Latin gemin膩tus doubled (past participle of gemin膩re), equivalent to gemin- double + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM geminate

gem路i路nate路ly, adverbnon路gem路i路nate, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geminate

geminate

adjective (藞d蕭蓻m瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t) Also: geminated
combined in pairs; doubleda geminate leaf; a geminate consonant
verb (藞d蕭蓻m瑟藢ne瑟t)
to arrange or be arranged in pairsthe ``t''s in ``fitted'' are geminated

Derived forms of geminate

geminately, adverb

Word Origin for geminate

C17: from Latin gemin膩re to double, from geminus born at the same time, twin
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Medical definitions for geminate

geminate
[ j臅m蓹-n沫t, -n膩t鈥 ]

adj.
Occurring in pairs.
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