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hyphenated

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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Lord Byron
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Verb

hyphenated

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of hyphenate.
    Compounding the word looked wrong, so I hyphenated it instead.

Adjective

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  1. Referring to something that has been written with a hyphen.
    Some dictionaries list hyphenated words as though they contained no punctuation.
  2. Referring to a person who claims more than one nationality or ethnicity, or who expresses recognition of their national or ethnic heritage while also recognizing their current nationality.
    "[The Community Newspaper] is one of the many symbolic emblems that stand for the other half of the hyphenated American’s identity." Hyphenated Americans Must Look At Their Mirror -- The Community Newspaper -- To Do What Is Right, October 28, 2005.

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