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reduplicate +‎ -ive


reduplicative (not comparable)

  1. Formed by redoubling; reduplicate, double
    • 1848 Chevalier Bunsen, Charles Meyer, Max Müller - Three Linguistic Dissertations
      The loss of the reduplicative syllable in the perfect is sufficiently accounted for by the same occurrence in almost all the modern, and even some of the ancient branches of the Indo-Germanic family.
    • 2004 Jean Robert Opgenort - A Grammar of Wambule
      A hyphen ( -) is generally used to indicate the boundary between the components of ordinary and reduplicative compounds in derivational morphology.

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reduplicative (plural reduplicatives)

  1. (grammar) A word obtained by the process of reduplication.