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agglutinate

[ verb uh-gloot-n-eyt; adjective uh-gloot-n-it, -eyt ]
/ verb 蓹藞glut n藢e瑟t; adjective 蓹藞glut n 瑟t, -藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), ag路glu路ti路nat路ed, ag路glu路ti路nat路ing.
to unite or cause to adhere, as with glue.
Immunology. to clump or cause to clump, as bacteria or blood platelets.
Linguistics. to form by agglutination.
adjective
united by or as by glue.
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Origin of agglutinate

1535鈥45; <Latin aggl奴tin膩tus (past participle of aggl奴tin膩re), equivalent to ag-ag- + gl奴tin- (stem of gl奴ten glue) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM agglutinate

ag路glu路tin路a路bil路i路ty [uh-gloot-n-uh-bil-i-tee], /蓹藢glut n 蓹藞b瑟l 瑟 ti/, nounag路glu路tin路a路ble, adjectivein路ter路ag路glu路ti路nate, verb (used without object), in路ter路ag路glu路ti路nat路ed, in路ter路ag路glu路ti路nat路ing.non路ag路glu路ti路nat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agglutinate

agglutinate

verb (蓹藞伞lu藧t瑟藢ne瑟t)
to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue
linguistics to combine or be combined by agglutination
(tr) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together
adjective (蓹藞伞lu藧t瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t)
united or stuck, as by glue

Derived forms of agglutinate

agglutinability, nounagglutinable, adjectiveagglutinant, adjective

Word Origin for agglutinate

C16: from Latin aggl奴tin膩re to glue to, from gluten glue
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Medical definitions for agglutinate

agglutinate
[ 蓹-gl艒艒tn-膩t鈥 ]

v.
To clump together; undergo agglutination.
To cause substances, such as bacteria, to clump together.
n.
agglutination
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