[ lam-uh-ney-tid ]
/ ˈlæm əˌneɪ tɪd /


formed of or set in thin layers or laminae.
constructed of layers of material bonded together: laminated wood.

Origin of laminated

First recorded in 1660–70; laminate + -ed2

Related forms

mul·ti·lam·i·nat·ed, adjectivenon·lam·i·nat·ed, adjectiveun·lam·i·nat·ed, adjective

Definition for laminated (2 of 2)

Origin of laminate

From the New Latin word lāminātus, dating back to 1660–70. See lamina, -ate1

Related forms

lam·i·na·tor, nounmul·ti·lam·i·nate, adjectivenon·lam·i·na·ting, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for laminated (1 of 2)


/ (ˈlæmɪˌneɪtɪd) /


composed of thin sheets (of plastic, wood, etc) superimposed and bonded together by synthetic resins, usually under heat and pressure
covered with a thin protective layer of plastic or synthetic resin
another word for laminate (def. 6)

British Dictionary definitions for laminated (2 of 2)


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 Forms

laminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl), adjectivelaminator, noun

Word Origin for laminate

C17: from New Latin lāminātus plated
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