reduplicate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin reduplicātus, from reduplicāre, from re- with duplicāre.[1]

Adjective[edit]

reduplicate ‎(comparative more reduplicate, superlative most reduplicate)

  1. doubled
  2. (botany) valvate with the margins curved outwardly
  3. (botany) folded, with the abaxial surfaces facing one another

Verb[edit]

reduplicate ‎(third-person singular simple present reduplicates, present participle reduplicating, simple past and past participle reduplicated)

  1. (linguistics) To repeat a word or section of a word in order to form a new word or phrase, possibly with modification of one of the repetitions.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

reduplicate f

  1. feminine plural of reduplicato

References[edit]

  1. ^ reduplicate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).