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English noun: geminate

1. geminate (communication) a doubled or long consonant


SamplesThe `n' in `thinness' is a geminate.


Broader (hypernym)consonant


English verb: geminate

1. geminate (creation) form by reduplication


SamplesThe consonant reduplicates after a short vowel.
The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word.


Synonymsreduplicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate


Domain categorylinguistics

2. geminate (contact) occur in pairs


Synonymspair


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)occur


Verb groupgeminate, pair

3. geminate (contact) arrange in pairs


SamplesPair these numbers.


Synonymspair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Verb groupgeminate, pair

4. geminate (change) arrange or combine in pairs


SamplesThe consonants are geminated in these words.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)double, duplicate









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