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gem·i·nate

 (jĕm′ə-nāt′)
v. gem·i·nat·ed, gem·i·nat·ing, gem·i·nates
v.tr.
1. To double.
2. To arrange in pairs.
3. Linguistics To make into a geminate.
v.intr.
1. To occur in pairs.
2. Linguistics To become a geminate.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Forming a pair; doubled.
n. (-nĭt, -nāt′) Linguistics
A long or doubled consonant sound, such as the tt in the Italian word sotto or the nn in the English word thinness.

[Latin gemināre, gemināt-, from geminus, twin.]

gem′i·na′tion n.

geminate

adj
(Botany) combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf; a geminate consonant.
vb
to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the 't's in 'fitted' are geminated.
[C17: from Latin gemināre to double, from geminus born at the same time, twin]
ˈgeminately adv

gem•i•nate

(v. ˈdʒɛm əˌneɪt; adj., n. -nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj., n. v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become doubled or paired.
adj.
2. combined or arranged in pairs; coupled.
n.
3. a doubled consonant sound.
[1590–1600; < Latin geminātus, past participle of gemināre to double, derivative of geminus twin]
gem′i•nate•ly, adv.
gem`i•na′tion, n.

geminate


Past participle: geminated
Gerund: geminating

Imperative
geminate
geminate
Present
I geminate
you geminate
he/she/it geminates
we geminate
you geminate
they geminate
Preterite
I geminated
you geminated
he/she/it geminated
we geminated
you geminated
they geminated
Present Continuous
I am geminating
you are geminating
he/she/it is geminating
we are geminating
you are geminating
they are geminating
Present Perfect
I have geminated
you have geminated
he/she/it has geminated
we have geminated
you have geminated
they have geminated
Past Continuous
I was geminating
you were geminating
he/she/it was geminating
we were geminating
you were geminating
they were geminating
Past Perfect
I had geminated
you had geminated
he/she/it had geminated
we had geminated
you had geminated
they had geminated
Future
I will geminate
you will geminate
he/she/it will geminate
we will geminate
you will geminate
they will geminate
Future Perfect
I will have geminated
you will have geminated
he/she/it will have geminated
we will have geminated
you will have geminated
they will have geminated
Future Continuous
I will be geminating
you will be geminating
he/she/it will be geminating
we will be geminating
you will be geminating
they will be geminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been geminating
you have been geminating
he/she/it has been geminating
we have been geminating
you have been geminating
they have been geminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been geminating
you will have been geminating
he/she/it will have been geminating
we will have been geminating
you will have been geminating
they will have been geminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been geminating
you had been geminating
he/she/it had been geminating
we had been geminating
you had been geminating
they had been geminating
Conditional
I would geminate
you would geminate
he/she/it would geminate
we would geminate
you would geminate
they would geminate
Past Conditional
I would have geminated
you would have geminated
he/she/it would have geminated
we would have geminated
you would have geminated
they would have geminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geminate - a doubled or long consonant; "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
Verb1.geminate - form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, double - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
2.geminate - occur in pairs
geminate, pair - arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"
occur - to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
3.geminate - arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
geminate, pair - occur in pairs
4.geminate - arrange or combine in pairs; "The consonants are geminated in these words"
double, duplicate - increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"

geminate

verb
To make or become twice as great:
adjective
Composed of two parts or things:
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
The occurrence of other patterns (CVCC, CVVCC, and CVCXCX where CXCX stands for geminate consonants) is apparently restricted to a pre-pause position as a result of the deletion of word-final short vowels or nunation utterance finally.
Based on the known sound laws one may propose a Transponat *(s)kem-: both the a-vowel and the geminate -mm- of Luvian (*) hammura- would be regular by Cop's Law (*[t.sup.s]em- > *[t.sup.s]amm-), while the initial affricate can be viewed as a product of palatalization of *k by the following *e.
The seeds geminate in winter, and when the plant starts to grow in the late winter and early spring, it's actually lovely; it's a bright green, soft, fast-growing grass that many dogs find irresistible for chewing.
Under anaerobic conditions, these spores geminate and elaborate tetanospasmin and tetanolysin.
Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV), a begomovirus (Family Geminiviridae), is geminate shaped particle of 18x22nm in size whose genome composed of two single-stranded DNA components (denoted as DNA A and DNA B).
These include the Langevin recombination [120], Onsager's geminate generation-recombination model [122, 123], and its successful refinement by Braun [124].
Caption: Figure 6: Representation of the processes described earlier for molecular donor-acceptor systems [51]: charge separation leads to a charge transfer state; geminate charge recombination to the triplet state can occur through proton hyperfine interactions (H-HFI-ISC) and through spin-orbit charge transfer intersystem crossing (SOCT-ISC).
Among the viral diseases, tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV) has emerged as the most important disease (Chakraborty, 2008) and belongs to the Geminiviridae family that has a circular, single-stranded DNA genome virus with two incomplete icosahedral geminate particles (Pandey et al., 2009).
Appendix Table A: Wagiman orthography Labial Alveolar Retroflex Syllable-initial stop b d rd Syllable-final stop P t rt Geminate PP tt rtt Nasal m n rn Lateral i rl Tap rr Approximant w r Palatal Velar Glottal Syllable-initial stop j g h Syllable-final stop tj k h Geminate tjj kk Nasal ny ng Lateral Tap Approximant y NOTES
TLCV is a group of viruses which belongs to the Geminiviridae family that contains plant viruses with a circular, single-stranded DNA genome and two incomplete icosahedral geminate particles (Pandey et al., 2009).
One should not feel an obligation to geminate the double consonant, just to homogenize word duration.