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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of affricare 'to rub against', from ad- 'to' + fricare 'to rub'

affricate

noun
     
af‧fri‧cate [countable] technical
SL a plosive sound such as /t/ or /d/ that is immediately followed by a fricative sound made in the same part of the mouth, such as or . The word 'church', for example, contains the affricate .
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