Reduplicate Re*du"pli*cate (-k?t), v. t. [Cf. LL. reduplicare.] [1913 Webster] 1. To redouble; to multiply; to repeat. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) To repeat the first letter or letters of (a word). See {Reduplication}, 3. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • reduplicate — (v.) 1560s, from M.L. reduplicatus, pp. of reduplicare to redouble, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + L. duplicare to double (see DUPLICATE (Cf. duplicate)). Related: Reduplicated; reduplicating …   Etymology dictionary

  • reduplicate — [ri do͞o′plə kāt΄, didyo͞o′plə kāt΄; ] for adj. & n., usually [, ri do͞o′pləkit, ri dyo͞o′ pləkit] vt. reduplicated, reduplicating [< LL reduplicatus, pp. of reduplicare: see RE & DUPLICATE] 1. to redouble, double, or repeat 2. a) to double (a …   English World dictionary

  • reduplicate — transitive verb Etymology: Late Latin reduplicatus, past participle of reduplicare, from Latin re + duplicare to double more at duplicate Date: circa 1570 1. to make or perform again ; copy, repeat 2. to form (a word) by reduplication •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reduplicate — re·du·pli·cate ri d(y)ü pli .kāt, rē vi, cat·ed; cat·ing to undergo reduplication <chromosomes reduplicate> …   Medical dictionary

  • reduplicate — v. /ri dooh pli kayt , dyooh /; adj. /ri dooh pli kit, kayt , dyooh /, v., reduplicated, reduplicating, adj. v.t. 1. to double; repeat. 2. Gram. to form (a derivative or inflected form) by doubling a specified syllable or other portion of the… …   Universalium

  • reduplicate — 1. adjective doubled 2. verb To repeat a word or section of a word in order to form a new word or phrase, possibly with modification of one of the repetitions …   Wiktionary

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  • reduplicate — re·du·pli·cate || rɪ duːplɪkeɪt / dju n. double, copy; repeat, perform again v. double, copy; repeat, perform again …   English contemporary dictionary

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