American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A verb form indicating past or completed action or time that is used as a verbal adjective in phrases such as baked beans and finished work and with auxiliaries to form the passive voice or perfect and pluperfect tenses in constructions such as She had baked the beans and The work was finished. Also called perfect participle.
- n. grammar A participle indicating a completed action or state.
- n. a participle that expresses completed action
“This suffix is added to the past participle stem. ” isoun (fem.).”
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