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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

Domain categorylinguistics

2. geminate (contact) occur in pairs


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)occur

Verb groupgeminate, pair

3. geminate (contact) arrange in pairs

SamplesPair these numbers.


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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