Definition of hyphenate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hyphenate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈhaɪfəˌneɪt//
 
hyphenate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hyphenate
 
he / she / it hyphenates
 
past simple hyphenated
 
-ing form hyphenating
 
 
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to join two words together using a hyphen; to divide a word between two lines of text using a hyphen Is your name hyphenated?
hyphenation
 
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NAmE//ˌhaɪfəˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] hyphenation rules
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hyphenate