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- (transitive) To break a word at the end of a line according to the hyphenation rules by adding a hyphen on the end of the line.
- (transitive) To join words or syllables with a hyphen.
to break a word at the end of a line according to the hyphenation rules
hyphenate (plural hyphenates)
- A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter".