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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.
- glued together; adhering.
Origin of conglutinate
1375–1425; late Middle EnglishRelated formscon·glu·ti·na·tion, nouncon·glu·ti·na·tive, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·nat·ed, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·na·tive, adjective
< Latin conglūtinātus
(past participle of conglūtināre
), equivalent to con- con-
(variant stem of glūten
) + -ātus -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for conglutinate
Derived Formsconglutination, nounconglutinative, adjective
- 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
C16: from Latin conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūten glue
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