conglutinate

verb

con·​glu·​ti·​nate kən-ˈglü-tᵊn-ˌāt How to pronounce conglutinate (audio)
kän-
conglutinated; conglutinating

transitive verb

: to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance

intransitive verb

: to become conglutinated
blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting
conglutination noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin conglutinatus, past participle of conglutinare to glue together, from com- + glutin-, gluten glue — more at gluten

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of conglutinate was in 1546

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Cite this Entry

“Conglutinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conglutinate. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

conglutinate

verb
con·​glu·​ti·​nate kən-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ˌāt, kän- How to pronounce conglutinate (audio)
conglutinated; conglutinating

transitive verb

: to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance

intransitive verb

: to become conglutinated
blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting
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