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English definition of “past participle”

past participle

noun [C] UK ( US past participle,   )  
the form of a verb that usually ends with '-ed' and can be used in the perfect tense , the passive tense , or as an adjective . For example ' baked ' is the past participle of ' bake '.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of past participle noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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