Origin of laminate

From the New Latin word lāminātus, dating back to 1660–70. See lamina, -ate1
Related formslam·i·na·tor, nounmul·ti·lam·i·nate, adjectivenon·lam·i·na·ting, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laminate

laminate


verb (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt)

(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

noun (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)

a material made by bonding together two or more sheets

adjective (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)

having or composed of lamina; laminated
Derived Formslaminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl), adjectivelaminator, noun

Word Origin for laminate

C17: from New Latin lāminātus plated
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Word Origin and History for laminate

laminate


v.

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.

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