laminate

verb
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

laminate

adjective
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

laminate

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

Definition of laminate (Entry 3 of 3)

: a product made by laminating

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Other Words from laminate

Verb

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

Examples of laminate in a Sentence

Noun

The kitchen counters are made of plastic laminate.

First Known Use of laminate

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

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laminate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of laminate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cover (something) with a thin layer of clear plastic for protection

laminate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of laminate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a product made by pressing together thin layers of material

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