"geminate" in the noun sense
a doubled or long consonant
"the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"
"geminate" in the verb sense
1. reduplicate, geminate
form by reduplication
"The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"
"The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
2. pair, geminate
occur in pairs
3. pair, geminate
arrange in pairs
"Pair these numbers"
arrange or combine in pairs
"The consonants are geminated in these words"
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