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hyphenate

[ verb hahy-fuh-neyt; adjective, noun hahy-fuh-nit, -neyt ]
/ verb 藞ha瑟 f蓹藢ne瑟t; adjective, noun 藞ha瑟 f蓹 n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), hy路phen路at路ed, hy路phen路at路ing.
to join by a hyphen.
to write or divide with a hyphen.
adjective
of or relating to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
noun
Informal. a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation: He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.
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Origin of hyphenate

First recorded in 1850鈥55; hyphen + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hyphenate

hy路phen路a路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyphenate

hyphenate

hyphen

/ (藞ha瑟f藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen

Derived forms of hyphenate

hyphenation, noun
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