lam·​i·​nat·​ed | \ ˈla-mə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce laminated (audio) \

Definition of laminated

2a : composed of layers of firmly united material
b : made by bonding or impregnating superposed layers (as of paper, wood, or fabric) with resin and compressing under heat

Examples of laminated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Edison also will use an unusual construction technique known as mass timber, or cross-laminated timber. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2022 With steel edges, laminated fiberglass and, most crucially, nylon straps for one’s feet, Winterstick’s boards allowed riders to fly through more treacherous topography than its predecessors had. Max Ufberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 Below the tank, its steel frame has been infilled with a laminated timber box clad in corrugated recycled aluminum. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Anything else was reserved for the laminated pamphlets our bosses gave us, buried in the bottom of our bags. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Other boxes hold candles, stuffed animals, laminated signs, glittery ribbon. Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2021 It’s a children’s book, with laminated pages and red plastic spirals holding it all together. Keith Bierygolick, The Enquirer, 29 Nov. 2021 Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons sees the laminated piece of paper in his locker daily. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2021 The effect is a kind of puff pastry: shiningly laminated and bursting with layers. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of laminated

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of laminated was in 1665

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23 Jan 2022

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“Laminated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of laminated

: made by pressing together thin layers of material
: covered with a thin layer of clear plastic for protection


lam·​i·​nat·​ed | \ ˈla-mə-ˌnā-təd \

Kids Definition of laminated

: made of thin layers of material firmly joined together laminated wood


lam·​i·​nat·​ed | \ ˈlam-ə-ˌnāt-əd How to pronounce laminated (audio) \

Medical Definition of laminated

: composed or arranged in layers or laminae laminated membranes

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