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


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.

Origin of conglobate

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

Related forms

con·glo·bate·ly, adverbcon·glo·ba·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conglobate


/ (ˈkɒŋɡləʊˌbeɪt) /


to form into a globe or ball


a rare word for globular

Derived Forms

conglobation, 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


[ kŏn-glōbāt′, kŏngglō- ]


Formed into a single, rounded mass.
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