- to separate or split into thin layers.
- to form (metal) into a thin plate, as by beating or rolling.
- to construct from layers of material bonded together.
- to cover or overlay with laminae.
- to split into thin layers.
- Also laminous. composed of or having laminae.
Origin of laminate
- (tr) to make (material in sheet form) by bonding together two or more thin sheets
- to split or be split into thin sheets
- (tr) to beat, form, or press (material, esp metal) into thin sheets
- (tr) to cover or overlay with a thin sheet of material
- a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
- having or composed of lamina; laminated
Word Origin and History for laminator
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.