agglutinate


1ag·glu·ti·nate

verb \ə-ˈglü-tən-ˌāt\
ag·glu·ti·nat·edag·glu·ti·nat·ing

Definition of AGGLUTINATE

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to adhere :  fasten
2
:  to combine into a compound :  attach to a base as an affix
3
:  to cause to undergo agglutination
intransitive verb
1
:  to unite or combine into a group or mass
2
:  to form words by agglutination

Origin of AGGLUTINATE

Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare to glue to, from ad- + glutinare to glue, from glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay
First Known Use: 1586

2ag·glu·ti·nate

noun \-tən-ət, -tən-ˌāt\

Definition of AGGLUTINATE

:  a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or mineral particles in soil)

First Known Use of AGGLUTINATE

1952

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