conglobate

verb
con·​glo·​bate | \kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt, 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, -​ˌbāt, kən-​ \ adjective
conglobation \ˌkän-​(ˌ)glō-​ˈbā-​shən \ 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

transitive verb
con·​glo·​bate | \kän-ˈglō-ˌbāt, kən- \
conglobated; conglobating

Medical Definition of conglobate 

: to form into a round compact mass

Other Words from conglobate

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

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