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mate1

mate1

 
 
pronunciation:
meIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a marriage partner or close friend.
My parents say that they are mates for life.
synonyms:
partner, spouse
similar words:
husband, wife
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mated, mates, mating
definition: to come together to produce babies.
Their two dogs mated and had ten puppies.
 
similar words:
reproduce
derivation: mateless (adj.)
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