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noun [countable] linguistics     past participle pronunciation in British English
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singularpast participle
pluralpast participles
  1. in English, the ‘-ed’ form of a verb, that is used for forming the perfect tenses, in the passive, and as a modifier. For example, in the clauses ‘Have you eaten yet’, ‘Payment must be made immediately’, and ‘Do you like fried fish?’, the wordseaten’, ‘made’ and ‘fried’ are all past participles.
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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