conglutinate

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

Definition of conglutinate

transitive verb

: to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance

intransitive verb

: to become conglutinated blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting

Other Words from conglutinate

conglutination \ kən-​ˌglü-​tᵊn-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce conglutinate (audio) , kän-​ \ noun

First Known Use of conglutinate

1546, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for conglutinate

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

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“Conglutinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conglutinate. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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conglutinate

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

Medical Definition of conglutinate

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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