transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to form or press into a thin sheet or layer
- to separate into laminae
- to cover with or bond to one or more thin layers, as of clear plastic
- to make by building up in layers
Origin of laminatefrom Modern Latin laminatus from Classical Latin lamina: see lamina
verblam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing, lam·i·nates
- To cover with a thin sheet of material, as for preservation.
- To beat or compress (metal) into a thin plate or sheet.
- To divide into thin layers.
- To make by uniting several layers.
- A laminated product, such as plywood.
- A thin sheet of material, or the material itself, such as plastic, used to laminate something.
(third-person singular simple present laminates, present participle laminating, simple past and past participle laminated)
- To assemble from thin sheets glued together.
- We'll laminate the piece of wood with grain going in different directions to make a really strong hull for the boat.
- To cover something flat, usually paper, in adhesive protective plastic.
- To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
- To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
- Material formed of thin sheets glued together.
- Consisting of, or covered with, laminae, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.
- antimale, Lamanite