reduplicate

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verb re·du·pli·cate \ri-ˈdü-pli-ˌkāt, ˈrē-, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of reduplicate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make or perform again :  copy, repeat

  3. 2 :  to form (a word) by reduplication

reduplicate

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Examples of reduplicate in a sentence

  1. <reduplicate a recording of the concert for my friend>

  2. <found out halfway through the project that I was reduplicating another team member's efforts, so we had to figure out who was going to do what>

Origin and Etymology of reduplicate

Late Latin reduplicatus, past participle of reduplicare, from Latin re- + duplicare to double — more at duplicate


First Known Use: circa 1570


Medical Dictionary

reduplicate

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intransitive verb re·du·pli·cate \ri-ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt, ˈrē-\

Medical Definition of reduplicate

reduplicated

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reduplicating

  1. :  to undergo reduplication <chromosomes reduplicate>


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