compensatorily lengthen

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compensatorily lengthen ‎(third-person singular simple present compensatorily lengthens, present participle compensatorily lengthening, simple past and past participle compensatorily lengthened)

  1. (linguistics) To lengthen (a vowel) upon dropping the consonant that had followed it; to cause to undergo compensatory lengthening (which see).