Verb agglutinate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


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.

More definition: unite or cause to adhere, as with glue.

2.Immunology. to clump or cause to clump, as bacteria or blood platelets.

3.Linguistics. to form by agglutination.

4.united by or as by glue.


1. to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue

2. (linguistics) to combine or be combined by agglutination

3. (transitive) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together adjective (əˈɡluːtɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)

4. united or stuck, as by glue Derived Formsagglutinability, nounagglutinable, adjectiveagglutinant, adjective Word OriginC16, from Latin agglūtināre to glue to, from gluten glueCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1580s (from 1540s as a past participle adjective), from Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare (see agglutination). Related, Agglutinated; agglutinating.


Cambodian idiom bears a likeness to some of the aboriginal dialects of south Indo-China; it is agglutinate in character and rich in vowel-sounds.

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