intransitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
to separate into layers
intransitive verbde·lam·i·nat·ed, de·lam·i·nat·ing, de·lam·i·nates
To split into thin layers.
(third-person singular simple present delaminates, present participle delaminating, simple past and past participle delaminated)
- To cause something assembled by lamination to come apart (take apart) into the layers that make it up.
- Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.
de- + laminate