Definition of past participle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


past participle

BrE BrE//ˌpɑːst pɑːˈtɪsɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæst ˈpɑːrtɪsɪpl//
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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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: past participle