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

 

hyphenate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hyphenate
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪt//
 
he / she / it hyphenates
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪts//
 
past simple hyphenated
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪd//
 
past participle hyphenated
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form hyphenating
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪfəneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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hyphenate something to join two words together using a hyphen; to divide a word between two lines of text using a hyphen Is your name hyphenated?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hyphenate