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agglomerate

verb ag·glom·er·ate \ ə-ˈglä-mə-ˌrāt \
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of agglomerate

agglomerated; agglomerating
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of agglomerate

borrowed from Latin agglomerātus, past participle of agglomerāre "to heap up, mass together, join forces," from ad- ad- + glomerāre "to form into a ball, collect into a mass," verbal derivative of glomer-, glomus "ball-shaped mass" — more at 1clam

agglomerate Synonyms

Synonyms

ball, roll, round, wad;

Antonyms

unroll;

Near Antonyms

flatten, open, smooth, spread, unfold;

Related Words

bunch, clump, lump;

bead, pearl, pellet, pelletize;

sphere;


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agglomerate

adjective ag·glom·er·ate \ -rət \

Definition of agglomerate

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

Origin and Etymology of agglomerate

borrowed from Latin agglomerātus, past participle of agglomerāre "to heap up, mass together" — more at 1agglomerate


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agglomerate

noun ag·glom·er·ate \ -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 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

Origin and Etymology of agglomerate

borrowed from Latin agglomerātus, past participle of agglomerāre "to heap up, mass together" — more at 1agglomerate


Medical Dictionary

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agglomerate

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

medical Definition of agglomerate

agglomerated; agglomerating
: to gather into a ball, mass, or cluster

agglomeration

play \ə-ˌgläm-ə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

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agglomerate

noun ag·glom·er·ate \ -rət \

medical Definition of agglomerate

: a jumbled mass or collection
  • probably a virus or agglomerates of a virus
  • —E. A. Steinhaus


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