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Noun: geminate  'je-mu,neyt
  1. A doubled or long consonant
    "the 'n' in 'thinness' is a geminate"
Verb: geminate  'je-mu,neyt
  1. (linguistics) form by reduplication
    "The consonant geminates after a short vowel";
    - reduplicate
     
  2. Occur in pairs
    - pair
     
  3. Arrange in pairs
    "geminate these numbers";
    - pair
     
  4. Arrange or combine in pairs
    "The consonants are geminated in these words"

Derived forms: geminated, geminates, geminating

Type of: arrange, consonant, double, duplicate, occur, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, set up

Encyclopedia: Geminate