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agglomerate

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verb ag·glom·er·ate \ ə-ˈglä-mə-ˌrāt \

Definition of agglomerate

agglomerated; agglomerating
transitive verb
: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

agglomerate Synonyms

Synonyms
wad, ball, roll, round
Antonyms
unroll
Related Words
bunch, clump, lump; bead, pearl, pellet, pelletize; sphere
Near Antonyms
flatten, open, smooth, spread, unfold

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agglomerate

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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

First Known Use of agglomerate

1805


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agglomerate

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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

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

agglomeration

play \ə-ˌgläm-ə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

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agglomerate

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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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