agglutinate
I. verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare to glue to, from ad- + glutinare to glue, from glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay Date: 1586 transitive verb 1. to cause to adhere ; fasten 2. to combine into a compound ; attach to a base as an affix 3. to cause to undergo agglutination intransitive verb 1. to unite or combine into a group or mass 2. to form words by agglutination II. noun Date: 1952 a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or mineral particles in soil)

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  • Agglutinate — Ag*glu ti*nate, a. 1. United with glue or as with glue; cemented together. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc. See {Agglutination} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agglutinate — Ag*glu ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agglutinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agglutinating}.] [L. agglutinatus, p. p. of agglutinare to glue or cement to a thing; ad + glutinare to glue; gluten glue. See {Glue}.] To unite, or cause to adhere, as with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agglutinate — index adhere (fasten), affix, attach (join), cement, cohere (adhere), coherent ( …   Law dictionary

  • agglutinate — (v.) 1580s (from 1540s as a pp. adjective), from L. agglutinatus, pp. of agglutinare (see AGGLUTINATION (Cf. agglutination)). Related: Agglutinated; agglutinating …   Etymology dictionary

  • agglutinate — ► VERB ▪ firmly stick together to form a mass. DERIVATIVES agglutination noun. ORIGIN Latin agglutinare cause to adhere …   English terms dictionary

  • agglutinate — [ə glo͞ot′ n it; ] for v. [, ə glo͞ot′ nāt΄] adj. [L agglutinatus, pp. of agglutinare, to cement to < ad , to + glutinare < gluten, glue < IE base * glei : see CLAY] 1. stuck together, as with glue 2. Linguis. forming words by… …   English World dictionary

  • agglutinate — 1. adjective a) United with glue or as with glue; cemented together. b) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc. 2. verb a) To unite, or cause to adhere, as with… …   Wiktionary

  • agglutinate — v. [L. ad, to; glutinare, to glue] To join by adhesion; to unite as with glue; to collect in masses …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • agglutinate — agglutinability /euh glooht n euh bil i tee/, n. agglutinable, adj. v. /euh glooht n ayt /; adj. /euh glooht n it, ayt /, v., agglutinated, agglutinating, adj. v.t., v.i. 1. to unite or cause to adhere, as with glue. 2. Immunol. to clump or cause …   Universalium

  • agglutinate — To accomplish, or be subjected to, agglutination. * * * ag·glu·ti·nate ən .āt vb, nat·ed; nat·ing vt to cause to undergo agglutination vi to undergo agglutination ag·glu·ti·nate ən ət, ən .āt n a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or… …   Medical dictionary

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