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mimic

[ mim-ik ]
/ ˈmɪm ɪk /
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verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing.

noun

adjective

imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.
apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.

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Origin of mimic

1580–90; <Latin mīmicus<Greek mīmikós.See mime, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mimic

mim·ick·er, nounun·mim·icked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mimic

mimic
/ (ˈmɪmɪk) /

verb -ics, -icking or -icked (tr)

noun

a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
an animal that displays mimicry

adjective

of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
simulated, make-believe, or mock

Derived forms of mimic

mimicker, noun

Word Origin for mimic

C16: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimos mime
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Medical definitions for mimic

mimic
[ mĭmĭk ]

v.

To resemble closely; simulate.
To take on the appearance of.

Other words from mimic

mimic adj. n.
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