[ per-pech-oo-ey-tid ]
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  1. constantly circulated or repeated, practiced, carried on, etc.: The media certainly profits from the perpetuated myth that skinny equals healthy.Illiteracy can cause a perpetuated cycle of poverty and low quality of life.

  2. preserved from extinction or oblivion; kept alive: Monuments are not only a cultural attraction, but the perpetuated memory of people and events.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of perpetuate.

Origin of perpetuated

First recorded in 1610–20; perpetuate + -ed2 for the adjective senses; perpetuate + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from perpetuated

  • un·per·pet·u·at·ed, adjective

Words Nearby perpetuated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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