Definition of perpetual in English:


Line breaks: per|pet¦ual
Pronunciation: /pəˈpɛtʃʊəl
, -tjʊəl/


  • 3(Of a plant) blooming or fruiting several times in one season: he grows perpetual flowering carnations
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    • He grows perpetual carnations, a laborious and painstaking business, putting a collar on each one to prevent it from splitting before a show.



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  • This phrase is perpetually repeated as a chorus throughout the rest of the play.
  • All children's hospitals run on tight budgets and are perpetually short on finances.
  • If there's one thing we as a species feel perpetually compelled to do, it's explain things to ourselves and others.


Middle English: from Old French perpetuel, from Latin perpetualis, from perpetuus 'continuing throughout', from perpes, perpet- 'continuous'.

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