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past participle

noun [C] uk   us  
the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect: The past participle of "cook" is "cooked".
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in Korean 과거 분사형…
in Arabic التصريف الثالِث…
in Portuguese particípio passado…
in Catalan participi passat…
in Japanese (文法)過去分詞…
in Italian participio passato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去分詞…
in Russian причастие прошедшего времени…
in Turkish geçmiş zaman ortacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去分词…
in Polish imiesłów bierny…
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