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Definition of past participle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


past participle

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the form of a verb that in English ends in -ed, -en, etc. and is used with the verb have to form perfect tenses such as I have eaten, with the verb be to form passive sentences such as It was destroyed, or sometimes as an adjective, as in an upset stomach compare present participle
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