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zeugma /ˈzjuːɡmə/ n
  1. a figure of speech in which a word is used to modify or govern two or more words although appropriate to only one of them or making a different sense with each, as in the sentence Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave (Charles Dickens)
Etymology: 16th Century: via Latin from Greek: a yoking, from zeugnunai to yoke

zeugmatic /zjuːɡˈmætɪk/ adj



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