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v. re·du·pli·cat·ed, re·du·pli·cat·ing, re·du·pli·cates
1. To repeat over and again; redouble.
a. To double (the initial syllable or all of a root word) to produce an inflectional or derivational form.
b. To form (a new word) by doubling all or part of a word.
To be doubled.
[Late Latin reduplicāre, reduplicāt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin duplicāre, to duplicate; see duplicate.]
1. to make or become double; repeat
2. (Linguistics) to repeat (a sound or syllable) in a word or (of a sound or syllable) to be repeated, esp in forming inflections in certain languages
3. doubled or repeated
4. (Botany) (of petals or sepals) having the margins curving outwards
re•du•pli•cate(v. rɪˈdu plɪˌkeɪt, -ˈdyu-; adj. -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
1. to double; repeat.
2. to form (a derivative or inflected form) by doubling a syllable or other part of a word, sometimes with modifications.v.i.
3. to become doubled.
4. to become reduplicated.adj.
Past participle: reduplicated
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|Verb||1.||reduplicate - 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
|2.||reduplicate - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"|
replicate, copy - reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
recapitulate - repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
geminate, reduplicate - form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"