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verb [transitive] perpetuate pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈpetʃueɪt/
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present participleperpetuating
past tenseperpetuated
past participleperpetuated
  1. to make something such as a situation or process continue, especially one that is wrong, unfair, or dangerous
    Current policy only serves to perpetuate the old class divisions.

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 perpetuate pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˌpetʃuˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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