[verb ri-doo-pli-keyt, -dyoo-; adjective ri-doo-pli-kit, -keyt, -dyoo-]
- to double; repeat.
- Grammar. to form (a derivative or inflected form) by doubling a specified syllable or other portion of the primitive, sometimes with fixed modifications, as in Greek léloipa “I have left,” leípo “I leave.”
- to become doubled.
- Grammar. to become reduplicated.
Origin of reduplicate
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Examples from the Web for reduplicate
He maintains that it is the d in d-d, the reduplicate prterite of do.
Reduplicate (in stivation), valvate with the margins turned outwards, 97.The Elements of Botany
Art gives intelligible ideas of the forms of nature, mechanism attempts to reduplicate their aspects.
In the present English there is no undoubted perfect or reduplicate form.
History, like a vast whispering gallery, will reduplicate the sound and pass it on to the ages to come.
- to make or become double; repeat
- to repeat (a sound or syllable) in a word or (of a sound or syllable) to be repeated, esp in forming inflections in certain languages
- doubled or repeated
- (of petals or sepals) having the margins curving outwards
Word Origin and History for reduplicate
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