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Meaning & Definition of Geminate in English

English

Geminate

/ʤɛmənət/

noun

1. A doubled or long consonant

  • "The `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"
    synonym:
  • geminate

verb

1. Form by reduplication

  • "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"
  • "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
    synonym:
  • reduplicate
  • ,
  • geminate

2. Occur in pairs

    synonym:
  • pair
  • ,
  • geminate

3. Arrange in pairs

  • "Pair these numbers"
    synonym:
  • pair
  • ,
  • geminate

4. Arrange or combine in pairs

  • "The consonants are geminated in these words"
    synonym:
  • geminate