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Meaning of AGGLUTINATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]u'glootnit, [v]u'gloot`neyt, u'glooti`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  united as if by glue
  2. [v]  clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
  3. [v]  string together, of morphemes in an agglutinating language
 

AGGLUTINATE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adhesive, agglutinative
 
 See Also: adhere, attach, cleave, cling, cohere, haemagglutinate, hemagglutinate, stick

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ag*glu"ti*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Agglutinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agglutinating}.] [L.
    agglutinatus, p. p. of agglutinare to glue or cement to a
    thing; ad + glutinare to glue; gluten glue. See {Glue}.]
    To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous
    substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
    
    
  2. \Ag*glu"ti*nate\, a.
    1. United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.
    
    2. (physiol.) Consisting of root words combined but not
       materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate
       forms, languages, etc. See {Agglutination}, 2.
    
    
 

 

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