- to collect or gather into a cluster or mass.
- gathered together into a cluster or mass.
- Botany. crowded into a dense cluster, but not cohering.
- a mass of things clustered together.
- rock composed of rounded or angular volcanic fragments.
Origin of agglomerate
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Examples from the Web for agglomerate
Let this be as it may, we found nothing of any value in the agglomerate in which the Egyptians had excavated.Freeland
Rocks of an agglomerate type are well shown in the walls of Gibraltar.Mount Rainier
It was an agglomerate, a horde, not an army, and nobody but he could have wielded it.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay
The residue may also be employed, either alone or mixed with some agglomerate, in the construction of garden paths and the like.
The vast quantities of ice pouring over the precipice would freeze together, agglomerate, and form an ice-bridge.The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts
George W. Holley
- to form or be formed into a mass or cluster; collect
- a confused mass
- a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lavaCompare conglomerate (def. 2)
- formed into a mass
Word Origin and History for agglomerate
1680s, from Latin agglomeratus, past participle of agglomerare "to wind or add onto a ball," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + glomerare "wind up in a ball," from glomus (genitive glomeris) "ball of yarn," from PIE root *glem-. Related: Agglomerated; agglomerating.