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conglutinate

[ kuhn-gloot-n-eyt, kuhng- ]

verb (used with or without object)

, con·glu·ti·nat·ed, con·glu·ti·nat·ing.
  1. to join or become joined with or as if with glue.


adjective

  1. glued together; adhering.

conglutinate

/ kənˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt /

verb

  1. 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
  2. to stick or become stuck together


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Derived Forms

  • conˌglutiˈnation, noun
  • conˈglutinative, adjective

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Other Words From

  • con·gluti·nation noun
  • con·gluti·native adjective
  • uncon·gluti·nated adjective
  • uncon·gluti·native adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conglutinate1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin conglūtinātus (past participle of conglūtināre ), equivalent to con- con- + glūtin- (variant stem of glūten ) glue ( gluten, clay ) + -ātus -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conglutinate1

C16: from Latin conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūten glue

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Example Sentences

In the areas where nerve cells were disappearing, Levi-Montalcini could see signs of nerve cell death—she reported abnormally “conglutinated” masses of nerve cell fibers, and a shrunken nucleus in many of the cells.

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