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geminate

[v. jem-uh-neyt; adj., n. jem-uh-nit, -neyt] /v. ˈdʒɛm əˌneɪt; adj., n. ˈdʒɛm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), geminated, geminating.
1.
to make or become doubled or paired.
adjective
2.
Also, geminated. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin geminātus doubled (past participle of gemināre), equivalent to gemin- double + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
geminately, adverb
nongeminate, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geminate

geminate

adjective (ˈdʒɛmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
1.
combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf, a geminate consonant
verb (ˈdʒɛmɪˌneɪt)
2.
to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the ``t''s in ``fitted'' are geminated
Derived Forms
geminately, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin gemināre to double, from geminus born at the same time, twin
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Word Origin and History for geminate
adj.

"duplicated, found in pairs," 1590s, from Latin geminatus "twinned, equal," past participle of geminare "to double, repeat," related to geminus "twin," perhaps from PIE *yem- "to pair." As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated; geminating.

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geminate in Medicine

geminate gem·i·nate (jěm'ə-nĭt, -nāt')
adj.
Occurring in pairs.

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