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verb [transitive]     christen pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlechristening
past tensechristened
past participlechristened
  1. 1
    [often passive] to baptize a baby and officially give it a name
    christen someone/something:

    She was christened “Annabel.”

  2. 2
    to give a name to someone or something
  3. 3
    informal to use something for the first time
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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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