Agglutinate meaning

ə-glo͝otn-āt
To cause to adhere, as with glue.
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(linguistics) To form (words) by combining words or words and word elements.
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(physiology) To cause (red blood cells or bacteria) to clump together.
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To join together into a group or mass.
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(linguistics) To form words by agglutination.
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(physiology) To clump together; undergo agglutination.
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Stuck together, as with glue.
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(linguis.) Forming words by agglutination.
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To stick together, as with glue; join by adhesion.
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(linguis.) To form (words) by agglutination.
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(med., bacteriology) To clump, as microorganisms, blood cells, etc.
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To cause cells or particles to clump together.
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To clump together; undergo agglutination.
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United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.
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(linguistics) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc.
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To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
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(linguistics) To form through agglutination.
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Origin of agglutinate

  • Latin agglūtināre agglūtināt- ad- ad- glūtināre to glue (from glūten glue)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare, adglutinare (“to glue or cement to a thing”), from ad (“to”) + glutinare (“to glue”), from gluten (“paste, glue”).

    From Wiktionary