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affricate

[n. af-ri-kit; v. af-ri-keyt] /n. ˈæf rɪ kɪt; v. ˈæf rɪˌkeɪt/ Phonetics
noun
1.
Also called affricative. a speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch- sounds in church and the j- sound in joy.
verb (used with object), affricated, affricating.
2.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, especially by releasing (the stop) slowly.
Origin of affricate
1875-1885
1875-85; < Latin affricātus rubbed against (past participle of affricāre), equivalent to af- af- + fric- (see friction) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for affricate

affricate

/ˈæfrɪkɪt/
noun
1.
a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point, such as the sound written ch, as in chair
Word Origin
C19: from Latin affricāre to rub against, from fricāre to rub; compare friction
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