ralentir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a now obsolete alentir, corresponding to a- (toward) + lent (slow) + -ir (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ralentir

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to slow down
  2. to abate

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Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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