Definition of reduplicate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reduplicate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reduplicate
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪt//
 
he / she / it reduplicates
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪts//
 
past simple reduplicated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle reduplicated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form reduplicating
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈdjuːplɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈduːplɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] reduplicate (something/itself) to make a copy of something in order to form another of the same kind These cells are able to reduplicate themselves. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from late Latin reduplicat-, ‘doubled again’, from the verb reduplicare, from re- ‘again’ + duplicare (from duplic- ‘twofold’, from duo ‘two’ + plicare ‘to fold’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reduplicate