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agglutinate

verb ag·glu·ti·nate \ ə-ˈglü-tᵊn-ˌāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agglutinate

agglutinated; agglutinating
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 and Etymology of agglutinate

borrowed from Latin agglūtinātus, past participle of agglūtināre "to cause to adhere, stick or glue on," from ad- ad- + glūtināre "to glue or stick together," verbal derivative of glūtin-, glūten "glue, paste" — more at clay


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agglutinate

noun ag·glu·ti·nate \ -tᵊn-ət , -tᵊn-ˌāt \

Definition of agglutinate

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

Origin and Etymology of agglutinate

derivative of agglutinate "joined as if with glue," borrowed from Latin agglūtinātus, past participle of agglūtināre "to cause to adhere, stick or glue on" — more at 1agglutinate


Medical Dictionary

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agglutinate

verb ag·glu·ti·nate \ -ᵊn-ˌāt \

medical Definition of agglutinate

agglutinated; agglutinating
transitive verb
: to cause to undergo agglutination
intransitive verb
: to undergo agglutination

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agglutinate

noun ag·glu·ti·nate \ -ᵊn-ət, -ᵊn-ˌāt \

medical Definition of agglutinate

: a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or bacteria)

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