[ uh-gloot-n-ey-tiv, uh-gloot-n-uh- ]
/ əˈglut nˌeɪ tɪv, əˈglut n ə- /


tending or having power to agglutinate or unite: an agglutinative substance.
Linguistics. pertaining to or noting a language, as Turkish, characterized by agglutination. Compare inflectional (def. 2), isolating.

Origin of agglutinative

First recorded in 1625–35; agglutinate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM agglutinative

an·ti·ag·glu·ti·na·tive, adjectivenon·ag·glu·ti·na·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for agglutinative

/ (əˈɡluːtɪnətɪv) /


tending to join or capable of joining
Also: agglomerative linguistics denoting languages, such as Hungarian, whose morphology is characterized by agglutinationCompare analytic (def. 3), synthetic (def. 3), polysynthetic
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Medical definitions for agglutinative

[ ə-glōōtn-ā′tĭv, -ə-tĭv ]


Concerning or characteristic of agglutination.
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