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conglutinate

[ kuh n-gloot-n-eyt, kuh ng- ]
/ kənˈglut nˌeɪt, kəŋ- /
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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.

adjective

glued together; adhering.

RELATED WORDS

clump, lump, set, battery, cluster, array, thickness, bunch, group, gob, precipitate, body, glob, consolidation, bundle, bulk, occlusion, batch, embolism, grume

Nearby words

conglomerate, conglomerateur, conglomeration, conglomeratize, conglutinant, conglutinate, conglutination, congo, congo basin, congo color, congo eel

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
Related formscon·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 conglutination

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 Formsconglutination, nounconglutinative, adjective

Word Origin for conglutinate

C16: from Latin conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūten glue
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Medicine definitions for conglutination

conglutination

[ kən-glōōt′n-āshən, kŏn- ]

n.

Agglutination of the complex of antigen, antibody, and complement by normal bovine serum and other colloidal materials.
adhesion
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