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English definition of “hyphenate”

hyphenate

verb [T]     /ˈhaɪ.fən.eɪt/
to use a hyphen to join two words or two parts of a wordPunctuation hyphenation     /ˌhaɪ.fənˈeɪʃ.ən/ noun [U] the rules of hyphenationPunctuation
(Definition of hyphenate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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