Meaning of reduplicate

re•du•pli•cate

Pronunciation: (v.ri-d'pli-kāt", -dy'-adj.ri-d'pli-kit, -kāt", -dy'-), [key]
— v., adj. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to double; repeat.
  2. to 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.”
—v.i.
  1. to become doubled.
  2. to become reduplicated.
—adj.
  1. doubled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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