conglutinate

[ kuhn-gloot-n-eyt, kuhng- ]
/ kənˈglut nˌeɪt, kəŋ- /

verb (used with or without object), con·glu·ti·nat·ed, con·glu·ti·nat·ing.

to join or become joined with or as if with glue.

adjective

glued together; adhering.

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Origin of conglutinate

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin conglūtinātus (past participle of conglūtināre), equivalent to con-con- + glūtin- (variant stem of glūten) glue (see gluten, clay1) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM conglutinate

con·glu·ti·na·tion, nouncon·glu·ti·na·tive, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·nat·ed, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·na·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conglutinate

conglutinate
/ (kənˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt) /

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 conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūten glue
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