reduplicate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To double again: to multiply: to repeat.
  2. (transitive, linguistics) To repeat (a word or part of a word) in order to form a new word or phrase, possibly with modification of one of the repetitions.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reduplicate f

  1. feminine plural of reduplicato

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ reduplicate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.