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conglutinate

[ kuhn-gloot-n-eyt, kuhng- ]
/ k蓹n藞glut n藢e瑟t, k蓹艐- /
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verb (used with or without object), con路glu路ti路nat路ed, con路glu路ti路nat路ing.
to join or become joined with or as if with glue.
adjective
glued together; adhering.
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Origin of conglutinate

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English, from Latin congl奴tin膩tus (past participle of congl奴tin膩re ), equivalent to con- con- + gl奴tin- (variant stem of gl奴ten ) glue (see gluten, clay1) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM conglutinate

con路glu路ti路na路tion, nouncon路glu路ti路na路tive, adjectiveun路con路glu路ti路nat路ed, adjectiveun路con路glu路ti路na路tive, adjective
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How to use conglutinate in a sentence

  • In the areas where nerve cells were disappearing, Levi-Montalcini could see signs of nerve cell death鈥攕he reported abnormally 鈥conglutinated鈥 masses of nerve cell fibers, and a shrunken nucleus in many of the cells.

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British Dictionary definitions for conglutinate

conglutinate
/ (k蓹n藞伞lu藧t瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
obsolete to cause (the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during the process of healing or (of the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during this process
to stick or become stuck together

Derived forms of conglutinate

conglutination, nounconglutinative, adjective

Word Origin for conglutinate

C16: from Latin congl奴tin膩re to glue together, from gl奴tin膩re to glue, from gl奴ten glue
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