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reduplicate

[ verb ri-doo-pli-keyt, -dyoo-; adjective ri-doo-pli-kit, -keyt, -dyoo- ]
/ verb r瑟藞du pl瑟藢ke瑟t, -藞dyu-; adjective r瑟藞du pl瑟 k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t, -藞dyu- /
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verb (used with object), re路du路pli路cat路ed, re路du路pli路cat路ing.
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 l茅loipa 鈥淚 have left,鈥 le铆po 鈥淚 leave.鈥
verb (used without object), re路du路pli路cat路ed, re路du路pli路cat路ing.
to become doubled.
Grammar. to become reduplicated.
adjective
doubled.
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Origin of reduplicate

1560鈥70; <Late Latin reduplic膩tus (past participle of reduplic膩re), equivalent to Latin re-re- + duplic(膩re) to double + -膩tus-ate1 (see duplicate)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reduplicate

redouble, reduplicate
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How to use reduplicate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reduplicate

reduplicate

verb (r瑟藞dju藧pl瑟藢ke瑟t)
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
adjective (r瑟藞dju藧pl瑟k瑟t)
doubled or repeated
(of petals or sepals) having the margins curving outwards

Derived forms of reduplicate

reduplicative, adjective
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