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

First recorded in 1660–70; laminate + -ed2
Related formsmul·ti·lam·i·nat·ed, adjectivenon·lam·i·nat·ed, adjectiveun·lam·i·nat·ed, adjective


[verb lam-uh-neyt; adjective, noun lam-uh-neyt, -nit]
verb (used with object), lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing.
  1. to separate or split into thin layers.
  2. to form (metal) into a thin plate, as by beating or rolling.
  3. to construct from layers of material bonded together.
  4. to cover or overlay with laminae.
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verb (used without object), lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing.
  1. to split into thin layers.
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  1. Also laminous. composed of or having laminae.
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  1. a laminated product; lamination.
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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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Related Words for laminated

stratified, layered, scaly, laminous

Examples from the Web for laminated

Contemporary Examples of laminated

Historical Examples of laminated

  • The cuisses are laminated, and reach to about the middle of the thigh.

    Spanish Arms and Armour

    Albert F. Calvert

  • “Reputed” laminated steel barrels have been burst, but no real one ever.

    Gunnery in 1858

    William Greener

  • He handed them laminated plastic badges with their names and pictures.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Some shew a flaky or laminated structure; others are concretionary.


    James Geikie

  • Shale is a more or less indurated fissile or laminated clay.


    James Geikie

British Dictionary definitions for laminated


  1. composed of thin sheets (of plastic, wood, etc) superimposed and bonded together by synthetic resins, usually under heat and pressure
  2. covered with a thin protective layer of plastic or synthetic resin
  3. another word for laminate (def. 6)
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verb (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt)
  1. (tr) to make (material in sheet form) by bonding together two or more thin sheets
  2. to split or be split into thin sheets
  3. (tr) to beat, form, or press (material, esp metal) into thin sheets
  4. (tr) to cover or overlay with a thin sheet of material
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noun (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)
  1. a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
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adjective (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)
  1. having or composed of lamina; laminated
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Derived Formslaminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl), adjectivelaminator, noun

Word Origin for laminate

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



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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