conglobate

verb
con·​glo·​bate | \ kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt How to pronounce conglobate (audio) , kən- \
conglobated; conglobating

Definition of conglobate

transitive verb

: to form into a round compact mass

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Other Words from conglobate

conglobate \ kän-​ˈglō-​bət How to pronounce conglobate (audio) , -​ˌbāt , kən-​ \ adjective
conglobation \ ˌkän-​(ˌ)glō-​ˈbā-​shən How to pronounce conglobation (audio) \ noun

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Conglobate descends from the Latin verb conglobare, which in turn comes from the prefix con- (meaning "with" or " together") and "globus" (meaning "globe"). "Conglobare" also means "to form into a ball," and in the 16th century it gave us the word conglobe, of the same meaning. A century after "conglobe" first appeared in print, its cousin "conglobate" arrived on the scene. You may be wondering if the word glob is a relative too. "Glob" isn't linked directly to "conglobate," but it does have a possible link to "globe." Etymologists think that "glob" might have originated as a blend of "globe" and "blob."

First Known Use of conglobate

1635, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conglobate

Latin conglobatus, past participle of conglobare, from com- + globus globe

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“Conglobate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conglobate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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conglobate

transitive verb
con·​glo·​bate | \ kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt, kən- How to pronounce conglobate (audio) \
conglobated; conglobating

Medical Definition of conglobate

: to form into a round compact mass

Other Words from conglobate

conglobate \ -​bət, -​ˌbāt How to pronounce conglobate (audio) \ adjective
conglobation \ ˌkän-​(ˌ)glō-​ˈbā-​shən How to pronounce conglobation (audio) \ noun

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