geminate

Definitions of geminate
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v form by reduplication

Synonyms:
reduplicate
Type of:
double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
make or do or perform again

v arrange in pairs

Synonyms:
pair
pair
occur in pairs
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order

v arrange or combine in pairs

“The consonants are geminated in these words”
Type of:
double, duplicate
increase twofold

v occur in pairs

Synonyms:
pair
pair
arrange in pairs
Type of:
occur
to be found to exist

n a doubled or long consonant

“the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate
Type of:
consonant
a speech sound that is not a vowel

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