delaminate

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ laminate

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

delaminate (third-person singular simple present delaminates, present participle delaminating, simple past and past participle delaminated)

  1. To cause something assembled by lamination to come apart (or take apart) into the layers that make it up.
    Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.