agglomerate


1ag·glom·er·ate

verb \ə-ˈglä-mə-ˌrāt\
ag·glom·er·at·edag·glom·er·at·ing

Definition of AGGLOMERATE

transitive verb
:  to gather into a ball, mass, or cluster

Examples of AGGLOMERATE

  1. <breakfast cereal consisting of agglomerated clusters of wheat, rice, and nuts stays crunchy in milk>

Origin of AGGLOMERATE

Latin agglomeratus, past participle of agglomerare to heap up, join, from ad- + glomer-, glomus ball — more at clam
First Known Use: 1684

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Rhymes with AGGLOMERATE

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2ag·glom·er·ate

adjective \-rət\

Definition of AGGLOMERATE

:  gathered into a ball, mass, or cluster; specifically :  clustered or growing together but not coherent <an agglomerate flower head>

First Known Use of AGGLOMERATE

1828

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

3ag·glom·er·ate

noun \-rət\

Definition of AGGLOMERATE

1
:  a rock composed of volcanic fragments of various sizes and degrees of angularity
2
:  a jumbled mass or collection :  agglomeration

Examples of AGGLOMERATE

  1. <the Holy Roman Empire was an ever-varying agglomerate of central European states that managed to survive for 1,000 years>

First Known Use of AGGLOMERATE

1830

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

agglomerate

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Large, coarse, angular rock fragments associated with lava flow that are ejected during explosive volcanic eruptions. Although they may appear to resemble sedimentary conglomerates, agglomerates are igneous rocks that consist almost wholly of angular or rounded lava fragments of varying size and shape. Some geologists sort agglomerates into bombs, blocks, and breccia. Bombs are ejected in a molten state, becoming rounded upon solidification, and blocks are erupted as solid fragments. Upon accumulation and solidification of the angular fragments (also known as pyroclastics), they form agglomerates.

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