agglutinative

adjective

ag·​glu·​ti·​na·​tive ə-ˈglü-tə-ˌnā-tiv How to pronounce agglutinative (audio)
-nə-tiv
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2
: characterized by linguistic agglutination

Word History

Etymology

agglutin(ation) + -ative

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agglutinative was in 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Agglutinative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agglutinative. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

agglutinative

adjective
ag·​glu·​ti·​na·​tive ə-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ˌāt-iv How to pronounce agglutinative (audio) -ət- How to pronounce agglutinative (audio)
: causing or produced by agglutination
agglutinative proteins
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