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English definition of “punctuate”

punctuate

verb [T] (REPEAT)    /ˈpʌŋk.tjuː.eɪt/ US  /-tuː-/ formal
to happen or cause something to happen repeatedly while something else is happening; to interrupt something repeatedly: The president spoke at length in a speech punctuated by applause. He chatted freely, punctuating his remarks as often as possible with the interviewer's first name.Interrupting and preventing from speakingRepeating an action
(Definition of punctuate verb (REPEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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