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past participlenoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɑːst pɑː ˈtɪs.ɪ.pəl/  us   /ˌpæst ˈpɑːr.tɪ.sɪ.pəl/
the ​form of a ​verb, usually made by ​adding -ed, used in some ​grammaticalstructures such as the passive and the presentperfect: The past ​participle of "​cook" is "​cooked".

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past participlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæst ˈpær·təˌsɪp·əl, -sə·pəl/
grammar a ​form of a ​verb that is used to show past ​action or to make ​perfecttenses and ​adjectives: "Sung" is the past participle of the ​verb "​sing."
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Translations of “past participle”
in Arabic التصريف الثالِث…
in Korean 과거 분사형…
in Portuguese particípio passado…
in Catalan participi passat…
in Japanese (文法)過去分詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去分词…
in Turkish geçmiş zaman ortacı…
in Russian причастие прошедшего времени…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去分詞…
in Italian participio passato…
in Polish imiesłów bierny…
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