conglobate

[ kon-gloh-beyt, kong-, kong-gloh-beyt ]
/ kɒnˈgloʊ beɪt, kɒŋ-, ˈkɒŋ gloʊˌbeɪt /
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adjective

formed into a ball.

verb (used with or without object), con·glo·bat·ed, con·glo·bat·ing.

to collect or form into a ball or rounded mass.

Nearby words

  1. congestion charging,
  2. congestive,
  3. congestive heart failure,
  4. congestive splenomegaly,
  5. congius,
  6. conglobe,
  7. conglomerate,
  8. conglomerateur,
  9. conglomeration,
  10. conglomeratize

Origin of conglobate

1625–35; < Latin conglobātus, past participle of conglobāre. See conglobe, -ate1

Related formscon·glo·bate·ly, adverbcon·glo·ba·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for conglobate

conglobate

/ (ˈkɒŋɡləʊˌbeɪt) /

verb

to form into a globe or ball

adjective

a rare word for globular
Derived Formsconglobation, noun

Word Origin for conglobate

C17: from Latin conglobāre to gather into a ball, from globāre to make round, from globus a sphere

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Medicine definitions for conglobate

conglobate

[ kŏn-glōbāt′, kŏngglō- ]

adj.

Formed into a single, rounded mass.

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