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[ri-pee-tid] /rɪˈpi tɪd/
done, made, or said again and again:
repeated attempts.
Origin of repeated
1605-15; repeat + -ed2
Related forms
repeatedly, adverb
nonrepeated, adjective
unrepeated, adjective Unabridged
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  • repeatedly removing top growth eventually weakens tubers.
  • Fire ants may relocate if their nests are repeatedly drenched with boiling or soapy water.
  • The interior has been renovated repeatedly over the past century.
  • With one hand she seems to pin him to the ground, and with the other stabs him repeatedly.
  • He repeatedly tried to tear off his gown and had to be restrained.
  • The fish is then repeatedly rinsed before being shipped off for cooking and eating.
  • Since then, a small band of dedicated scientists has returned here repeatedly in an attempt to head off tragedy.
  • If you add little to little repeatedly it will become much.
  • It has repeatedly happened that a poet has made use of slips of the tongue or some other error as a means of poetic presentation.
  • He dwells repeatedly upon the determination with which our troops kept charging though themselves unprotected by cover.
British Dictionary definitions for repeatedly


done, made, or said again and again; continual or incessant
Derived Forms
repeatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for repeatedly



"frequent," 1610s, past participle adjective from repeat (v.). Related: Repeatedly.

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