[ verb lam-uh-neyt; adjective, noun lam-uh-neyt, -nit ]
/ verb ˈlæm əˌneɪt; adjective, noun ˈlæm əˌneɪt, -nɪt /
verb (used with object), lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing.
to split into thin layers.
Also laminous. composed of or having laminae.
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OTHER WORDS FROM laminatelam·i·na·tor, nounmul·ti·lam·i·nate, adjectivenon·lam·i·na·ting, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for laminate
The remainder comprised composite materials—relying heavily on iron ferrite and silicone laminate, swirled with asbestos—that absorbed radar, rather than bouncing the waves back to whoever was watching.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.|Sarah Scoles|January 5, 2021|Popular Science
British Dictionary definitions for 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
noun (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)
a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
adjective (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt, -nɪt)
having or composed of lamina; laminated
Derived forms of laminatelaminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl), adjectivelaminator, noun
Word Origin for laminate
C17: from New Latin lāminātus plated
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