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geminate

[′jem·ə·nət]
(biology)
Growing in pairs or couples.
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Singers will often leave an initial plosive unreleased, in effect geminating the unvoiced portion of the juncture and releasing the voiced second element into the ensuing vowel, as in "what distant deeps" [[w[??]t:.sup.[logical not]] [dI.st[??]nt:.sup.[logical not]] dI:ps].
In Woleaian, progressive verbs are formed by prefixing a CV reduplicant and geminating the base-initial consonant, as shown below: