delaminate

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de- +‎ laminate

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

  1. (transitive) To cause (something assembled by lamination) to come apart into the layers that make it up.
  2. (intransitive) To come apart into its component layers.
    Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.
    • 2009, Phillip Olla, Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth
      The difference in the coefficient of thermal expansion between the film and the coating can cause the coating to delaminate.

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