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par•ti•ci•ple



Pronunciation: (pär'tu-sip"ul, -su-pul), [key]
n. Gram.
an adjective or complement to certain auxiliaries that is regularly derived from the verb in many languages and refers to participation in the action or state of the verb; a verbal form used as an adjective. It does not specify person or number in English, but may have a subject or object, show tense, etc., as burning, in a burning candle, or devoted in his devoted friend.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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