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From leaf +‎ -let.



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leaflet (plural leaflets)

  1. (botany) One of the components of a compound leaf.
  2. (botany) A small plant leaf.
    The new leaflets at the end of the branch were a lighter shade of green than the mature leaves.
  3. A small sheet of paper containing information, used for dissemination of said information, often an advertisement.
    A leaflet had been left under the car's windshield wiper.
  4. (anatomy) A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.


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leaflet (third-person singular simple present leaflets, present participle leafleting or leafletting, simple past and past participle leafleted or leafletted)

  1. (transitive) To distribute leaflets to.
    A sidewalk preacher gave an impassioned sermon while an assistant leafleted those who stayed to listen.
  2. (intransitive) To distribute leaflets.
    During the summer, Peter earned some extra cash by leafleting for a local pizza delivery restaurant.

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  • The inflected forms leafletted and leafletting are sometimes seen, but the spellings leafleted and leafleting are preferred.

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