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laminated

[lam-uh-ney-tid] /ˈlæm əˌneɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
formed of or set in thin layers or laminae.
2.
constructed of layers of material bonded together:
laminated wood.
Origin of laminated
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; laminate + -ed2
Related forms
multilaminated, adjective
nonlaminated, adjective
unlaminated, adjective

laminate

[verb lam-uh-neyt; adjective, noun lam-uh-neyt, -nit] /verb ˈlæm əˌneɪt; adjective, noun ˈlæm əˌneɪt, -nɪt/
verb (used with object), laminated, laminating.
1.
to separate or split into thin layers.
2.
to form (metal) into a thin plate, as by beating or rolling.
3.
to construct from layers of material bonded together.
4.
to cover or overlay with laminae.
verb (used without object), laminated, laminating.
5.
to split into thin layers.
adjective
6.
Also, laminous. composed of or having laminae.
noun
7.
a laminated product; lamination.
Origin
From the New Latin word lāminātus, dating back to 1660-70. See lamina, -ate1
Related forms
laminator, noun
multilaminate, adjective
nonlaminating, adjective, noun
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  • The cuisses are laminated, and reach to about the middle of the thigh.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • “Reputed” laminated steel barrels have been burst, but no real one ever.

    Gunnery in 1858 William Greener
  • He handed them laminated plastic badges with their names and pictures.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Shale is a more or less indurated fissile or laminated clay.

    Geology James Geikie
  • Some shew a flaky or laminated structure; others are concretionary.

    Geology James Geikie
  • Only the front of the thigh is protected by laminated cuissarts, and the rest of the leg by close-fitting knee-caps and greaves.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • What mode of construction is adopted to reduce the reluctance of the magnetic circuit when laminated poles are used?

  • The coil has a laminated iron core, that is, it is composed of layers of sheet iron.

British Dictionary definitions for laminated

laminated

/ˈlæmɪˌneɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
composed of thin sheets (of plastic, wood, etc) superimposed and bonded together by synthetic resins, usually under heat and pressure
2.
covered with a thin protective layer of plastic or synthetic resin
3.
another word for laminate (sense 6)

laminate

verb (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt)
1.
(transitive) to make (material in sheet form) by bonding together two or more thin sheets
2.
to split or be split into thin sheets
3.
(transitive) to beat, form, or press (material, esp metal) into thin sheets
4.
(transitive) to cover or overlay with a thin sheet of material
noun (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt; -nɪt)
5.
a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
adjective (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt; -nɪt)
6.
having or composed of lamina; laminated
Derived Forms
laminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl) adjective
laminator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin lāminātus plated
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Word Origin and History for laminated

laminate

v.

1660s, "to beat or roll into thin plates," from Latin lamina "thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer," of unknown origin. Many modern senses are from the noun meaning "an artificial thin layer" (1939), especially a type of plastic adhesive. Related: Laminated; laminating.

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