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o·rig·i·nate  audio  (-rj-nt) KEY 

VERB:
o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing, o·rig·i·nates
VERB:
tr.
To bring into being; create: originated the practice of monthly reports.
VERB:
intr.
To come into being; start. See Synonyms at stem1.


OTHER FORMS:
o·rigi·nation(Noun), o·rigi·native(Adjective), o·rigi·native·ly(Adverb), o·rigi·nator(Noun)


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