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geminate

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adjective gem·i·nate \ˈje-mə-nət, -ˌnāt\

Definition of geminate

  1. 1 :  arranged in pairs :  duplicate

  2. 2 :  being a sequence of identical speech sounds (as in meanness or Italian notte \ˈnȯt-te\ “night”)

Origin and Etymology of geminate

Latin geminatus, past participle of geminare to double, from geminus twin


First Known Use: 15th century


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geminate

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verb gem·i·nate \ˈje-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of geminate

geminated

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geminating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make geminate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be or become geminate

gemination

play \ˌje-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Circa 1637

First Known Use of geminate

circa 1637


Medical Dictionary

geminate

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adjective gem·i·nate \ˈjem-ə-nət, -ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of geminate

  1. :  arranged in pairs

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