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

Definition of laminate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to roll or compress into a thin plate
2 : to separate into laminae
3a : 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


lam·​i·​nate | \ ˈla-mə-nət How to pronounce laminate (audio) , -ˌnāt \

Definition of laminate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : consisting of laminae
2 : bearing or covered with laminae


lam·​i·​nate | \ ˈla-mə-nət How to pronounce laminate (audio) , -ˌnāt \

Definition of laminate (Entry 3 of 3)

: a product made by laminating

Other Words from laminate


laminator \ ˈla-​mə-​ˌnā-​tər How to pronounce laminate (audio) \ noun

Examples of laminate in a Sentence

Noun The kitchen counters are made of plastic laminate.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The steam mop can be used across a slew of surfaces, including hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl floors. Amy Schulman,, 17 May 2022 There are also roll laminators, which are larger and more expensive, but can laminate any size document — even several at once. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2022 The hardworking robot is designed with a maximum suction power of 3,000 pascals that can pick up any dust, crumbs, pet hair, and dirt on carpet, hardwood floors, laminate, and tile. Lindsey Greenfeld,, 19 Mar. 2022 Here, north of Boston in the culinary school at Northern Essex Community College, the students will learn about sous-vide cooking, use pastry sheeters to laminate dough, break down whole pigs and try molecular gastronomy techniques. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 The tables’ resin, laminate, or quartz tops, meanwhile, are supported by a tubular aluminum base, and the chair seats can be upholstered in fabrics ranging from ultrasuede to velvet. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 24 Feb. 2022 The robot vacuum boasts a suction power up to 1,300 pascals, easily grabbing dust, debris, pet hair, and more on low- to medium-pile carpets, tile, and laminate and hardwood floors. Amy Schulman,, 9 Feb. 2022 On social media, residents of Kyiv have been trading advice on preparing for the next war: withdraw cash and convert it to dollars; make copies of key documents and laminate them to protect them from the elements. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 2 Feb. 2022 Donors can bring in a photo of a pet or a person, pay the fee, and a volunteer will laminate the photo and put it on the tree next to a light. Melinda Moore,, 13 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective These 120-centimeter platforms, done up in candy-bright laminate leathers, make any outfit an occasion. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Apr. 2022 Window tinting refers to the process of applying a thin laminate film to a vehicle's glass in order to darken it. Matthew Askari, Car and Driver, 4 Apr. 2022 Within days, paint on the laminate cabinets had begun to chip. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2022 There is an abundance of laminate products that offer inexpensive kitchen flooring. Jan Soults Walker, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Dec. 2021 Keeping laminate floors glossy and protected is no easy feat. Daria Smith, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2021 The kitchen has cherry laminate floors, a ceramic tile island and gas range. oregonlive, 6 Aug. 2021 Naturally, the dining room connects to the kitchen, where the flooring is hardwood, the cabinets are pine, and the counters are laminate., 1 Oct. 2021 Typical home value is $518,398 The two-story house, built in 1992 on a cul-de-sac, has central air conditioning, laminate flooring, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,948 square feet of living space. oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These packing cubes from Patagonia are made with recycled polyester ripstop with a highly weather-resistant TPU-film laminate to keep your items protected. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2022 The hospital where the procedure took place had unswept laminate flooring and didn’t believe in anesthesia for such a simple procedure. Belinda Huijuan Tang, Vogue, 5 May 2022 The three-bedroom, three-bathroom dome-like building, completed in 2020, was conceived by a local architect who incorporated eco-friendly materials such as laminate and larch at every stage of the process. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2022 The interiors had wood ceilings, floors, and walls, and attractive laminate kitchen cabinets. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 The steam mop can be used on all kinds of surfaces, including hardwood floors, tile, grout, laminate, vinyl, ceramic, and even carpet. Amy Schulman,, 13 Apr. 2022 Switch between several settings, including high, medium, and low, then press the trigger button to release the steam onto various floors like marble, tile, grout, ceramic, stone, vinyl, laminate, and sealed wood. Amy Schulman,, 1 Mar. 2022 Tweaks included installing new cabinet fronts from Semihandmade, adding a faux marble laminate countertop with overhang from Ikea and swapping upper cabinetry for a custom plywood solution. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 The ePE with polyurethane exploits the right combination of characteristics for thin, lightweight durability and that membrane can then bond to textiles to form a Gore-Tex laminate. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of laminate


1665, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1939, in the meaning defined above

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