[ luh-nahyt ]
/ ləˈnaɪt /
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verb (used without object), le·nit·ed, le·nit·ing.
to undergo lenition; be pronounced with weakened articulation, as when the consonant sound p changes to b,b to v, or v to w.
verb (used with object), le·nit·ed, le·nit·ing.
to cause (a consonant sound) to lenite.
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Origin of lenite
First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from lenition
Words nearby lenite
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