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hy•phen•ate



Pronunciation: (
v.hī'fu-nāt";
adj., n.hī'fu-nit, -nāt"),
[key]
v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n.


v.t.
1. to join by a hyphen.
2. to write or divide with a hyphen.

adj.
of or pertaining to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.

n.
Informal.a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation: He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.

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

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