verb (used with object), con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing.
- congestive heart failure,
- congestive splenomegaly,
Origin of conglomerate
Examples from the Web for conglomerates
Partly afraid of the Republicans, and partly afraid of the conglomerates (they seek campaign contributions from Citibank too).
They have been fighting back, putting pressure on conglomerates like Cargill to harvest oil palms sustainably.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees|Carrie Arnold|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chinese conglomerates gobble up American firms, including Starbucks.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory'|Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin|January 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Slieve League is capped by the remnants of outlying beds of lower carboniferous age, conglomerates, with fossil plant remains.
Macigno or Tassello—Vienna Sandstone, conglomerates, marls and shales.
Carboniferous beds, consisting chiefly of slates, sandstones and conglomerates, are found in the south-eastern provinces.
The pebbles of the conglomerates are, for the most part, rounded fragments of the fossiliferous slates before mentioned.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Some stratified Silurian shales and limestone occur, and there is a small sheet of old red sandstone, with conglomerates.
Word Origin for conglomerate
1570s, from Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare "to roll together," from com- "together" (see com-) + glomerare "to gather into a ball," from glomus (genitive glomeris) "a ball," from PIE root *glem-.
"large business group," 1967, from conglomerate (adj.).
1590s, from Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)). Related: Conglomerated; conglomerating.