- to separate or split into thin layers.
- to form (metal) into a thin plate, as by beating or rolling.
- to construct from layers of material bonded together.
- to cover or overlay with laminae.
- to split into thin layers.
- Also laminous. composed of or having laminae.
Origin of laminate
Related Wordsplate, layer, separate, coat, flake, face, foil, split, exfoliate, stratify, veneer, foliate
Examples from the Web for laminate
Nothing screams "seventies" like avocado, or "eighties condo" like that all-white kitchen with the laminate cabinet doors.Beyond Stainless
October 19, 2012
They are even thinner than wafers; and some dozens, being folded in a roll, constitute the laminate composition before mentioned.
The endochrome consists of two laminate chromatophores, one on each valve.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
Let us, however, laminate the core or subdivide it as far as possible, and we appear to have cut off this escape for the energy.
The ribands are first of all passed cold through the cylinders; but the brass soon becomes too hard to laminate.
- (tr) to make (material in sheet form) by bonding together two or more thin sheets
- to split or be split into thin sheets
- (tr) to beat, form, or press (material, esp metal) into thin sheets
- (tr) to cover or overlay with a thin sheet of material
- a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
- having or composed of lamina; laminated
Word Origin and History for laminate
1660s, "to beat or roll into thin plates," from Latin lamina "thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer," of unknown origin. Many modern senses are from the noun meaning "an artificial thin layer" (1939), especially a type of plastic adhesive. Related: Laminated; laminating.