[verb jem-uh-neyt; adjective, noun jem-uh-nit, -neyt] /verb ˈdʒɛm əˌneɪt; adjective, noun ˈdʒɛm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/

verb (used with or without object), geminated, geminating.
to make or become doubled or paired.
Also, geminated. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
adjective (ˈdʒɛmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf, a geminate consonant
verb (ˈdʒɛmɪˌneɪt)
to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the “t”s in “fitted” are geminated

“duplicated, found in pairs,” 1590s, from Latin geminatus “twinned, equal,” past participle of geminare “to double, repeat,” related to geminus “twin,” perhaps from PIE *yem- “to pair.” As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated; geminating.

geminate gem·i·nate (jěm’ə-nĭt, -nāt’)
Occurring in pairs.


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