from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A verb form indicating past or completed action or time that is used as a verbal adjective in phrases such as finished work and baked beans and with auxiliaries to form the passive voice or perfect and pluperfect tenses in constructions such as The work was finished and She had baked the beans.
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- noun grammar A
participleindicating a completed action or state.
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- noun a participle that expresses completed action
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