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agglomerate

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verb ag·glom·er·ate \ə-ˈglä-mə-ˌrāt\

Definition of agglomerate

agglomerated

agglomerating

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



Examples of agglomerate in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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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agglomerate

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adjective ag·glom·er·ate \-rət\

Definition of agglomerate

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



1828

First Known Use of agglomerate

1828


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agglomerate

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noun ag·glom·er·ate \-rət\

Definition of agglomerate

  1. 1 :  a rock composed of volcanic fragments of various sizes and degrees of angularity

  2. 2 :  a jumbled mass or collection :  agglomeration



Examples of agglomerate in a sentence

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



1830

First Known Use of agglomerate

1830


Medical Dictionary

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agglomerate

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transitive verb ag·glom·er·ate \ə-ˈgläm-ə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of agglomerate

agglomerated

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agglomerating

  1. :  to gather into a ball, mass, or cluster

agglomeration

\ə-ˌgläm-ə-ˈrā-shən\play noun



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agglomerate

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noun ag·glom·er·ate \-rət\

Medical Definition of agglomerate

  1. :  a jumbled mass or collection <probably a virus or agglomerates of a virus—E. A. Steinhaus>





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