laminate

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verb

lam·​i·​nate ˈla-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce laminate (audio)
laminated; laminating

transitive verb

1
: to roll or compress into a thin plate
2
: to separate into laminae
3
a
: to make (something, such as a windshield) by uniting superposed layers of one or more materials
b
: to unite (layers of material) by an adhesive or other means

intransitive verb

: to divide into laminae
laminator noun

laminate

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adjective

lam·​i·​nate ˈla-mə-nət How to pronounce laminate (audio) -ˌnāt How to pronounce laminate (audio)
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: consisting of laminae
2
: bearing or covered with laminae

laminate

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noun

lam·​i·​nate ˈla-mə-nət How to pronounce laminate (audio) -ˌnāt How to pronounce laminate (audio)
: a product made by laminating

Examples of laminate in a Sentence

Noun The kitchen counters are made of plastic laminate.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Traditionally, plastic film is laminated onto cardboard surfaces, improving their appearance while providing essential barriers, such as moisture, water, oxygen, and oil barriers. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 Fabric Backed Vinyl − this wallpaper has a substrate laminated to a solid vinyl decorative surface. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2024
Adjective
Plan to use the mop on hardwood, tile, laminate, stone, bamboo, and cement floors. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 July 2024 With its distinct and fun shape, the Wiggle Room coffee table is made of Baltic birch and has a durable laminate top. Erika Owen, Architectural Digest, 2 July 2024
Noun
Many other blackout curtains are single-layer laminates, but this manufacturer says their two-layer construction absorbs sound at twice the rate of single-layer curtains. Christina Shepherd McGuire, Southern Living, 15 June 2024 And this reusable spray mop will make hardwood, tile, and laminate shine like new without the use of disposable mop pads. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for laminate 

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1665, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Adjective

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laminate was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Laminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laminate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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laminate

verb
lam·​i·​nate
ˈlam-ə-ˌnāt
laminated; laminating
1
: to roll or compress into a thin plate
2
: to make by uniting layers of one or more materials
laminate
-nət
-ˌnāt
noun
lamination
ˌlam-ə-ˈnā-shən
noun
laminator
ˈlam-ə-ˌnāt-ər
noun

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