agglutinate

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English

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Etymology

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From Latin agglūtinātus, past participle of agglūtinare, adglūtināre (to glue or cement to a thing), from ad (to) + glūtināre (to glue), from glūten (paste, glue).

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Adjective

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agglutinate

  1. United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.
  2. (linguistics) Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning
    an agglutinate language
    an agglutinate family of languages

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Verb

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agglutinate (third-person singular simple present agglutinates, present participle agglutinating, simple past and past participle agglutinated)

  1. (transitive) To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
  2. (linguistics) To form through agglutination.

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Noun

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agglutinate (countable and uncountable, plural agglutinates)

  1. (countable) A clump of agglutinated material.
    In some soils, agglutinates are a major constituent.
  2. (uncountable) Agglutinated material.
    The formation of agglutinate is more abundant in mature regolith.

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Italian

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Etymology 1

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Verb

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agglutinate

  1. inflection of agglutinare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2

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Participle

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agglutinate f pl

  1. feminine plural of agglutinato

Latin

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Verb

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agglūtināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of agglūtinō