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Meaning of geminate

gem•i•nate

Pronunciation: (v.jem'u-nāt"adj., n.jem'u-nit, -nāt"), [key]
— v., adj., n. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become doubled or paired.
—adj.
  1. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
—n.
  1. a doubled consonant sound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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