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geminate (adj.)

"duplicated, found in pairs," early 15c., from Latin geminatus "twinned, equal," past participle of geminare "to double, repeat," related to geminus "twin, born together; paired, double," perhaps from PIE *yem- "to pair." As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated; geminating; geminative.

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Definitions of geminate from WordNet
1
geminate (v.)
form by reduplication;
Synonyms: reduplicate
geminate (v.)
occur in pairs;
Synonyms: pair
geminate (v.)
arrange in pairs;
Synonyms: pair
geminate (v.)
arrange or combine in pairs;
The consonants are geminated in these words
2
geminate (n.)
a doubled or long consonant;
the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate
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