- stuck together, as with glue
- Linguis. forming words by agglutination
Origin of agglutinateClassical Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare, to cement to from ad-, to + glutinare from gluten, glue from Indo-European base an unverified form glei-: see clay
intransitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to stick together, as with glue; join by adhesion
- Linguis. to form (words) by agglutination
- to clump, as microorganisms, blood cells, etc.