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gem·i·nate Phonet. • adj. / ˈjemənit/ consisting of identical adjacent speech sounds, esp. consonants; doubled. • v. / ˈjeməˌnāt/ [tr.] double or repeat (a speech sound). DERIVATIVES: gem·i·na·tion / ˌjeməˈnāshən/ n.

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geminate
1. (adjective) Combined in pairs.

2. (verb) To combine in pairs. The word is from the Latin geminus, meaning ‘twin’.

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