WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
(v. ri do̅o̅′pli kāt′, -dyo̅o̅′-;adj. ri do̅o̅′pli kit, -kāt′, -dyo̅o̅′-),USA pronunciation v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing, adj. v.t.
- to double;
- Grammarto form (a derivative or inflected form) by doubling a specified syllable or other portion of the primitive, sometimes with fixed modifications, as in Greek léloipa "I have left,'' leípo "I leave.''
- to become doubled.
- Grammarto become reduplicated.
- Late Latin reduplicātus (past participle of reduplicāre), equivalent. to Latin re- re- + duplic(āre) to double + -ātus -ate1 (see duplicate)
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
reduplicate vb /rɪˈdjuːplɪˌkeɪt/
- to make or become double; repeat
- to repeat (a sound or syllable) in a word or (of a sound or syllable) to be repeated, esp in forming inflections in certain languages
- doubled or repeated
- (of petals or sepals) having the margins curving outwards
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