reduplicate

verb

re·​du·​pli·​cate ri-ˈdü-pli-ˌkāt How to pronounce reduplicate (audio)
ˌrē-,
-ˈdyü-
reduplicated; reduplicating; reduplicates

transitive verb

1
: to make or perform again : copy, repeat
2
: to form (a word) by reduplication
reduplicate
ri-ˈdü-pli-kət How to pronounce reduplicate (audio)
ˌrē-
-ˈdyü-
adjective

Examples of reduplicate in a Sentence

reduplicate a recording of the concert for my friend 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reduplicate was circa 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Reduplicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reduplicate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

reduplicate

verb
re·​du·​pli·​cate ri-ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt How to pronounce reduplicate (audio)
ˈrē-
: to make or perform again : copy
reduplicate adjective

Medical Definition

reduplicate

intransitive verb
re·​du·​pli·​cate ri-ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt, ˈrē- How to pronounce reduplicate (audio)
reduplicated; reduplicating
: to undergo reduplication
chromosomes reduplicate
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