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v. ag·glu·ti·nat·ed, ag·glu·ti·nat·ing, ag·glu·ti·nates
1. To cause to adhere, as with glue.
2. Linguistics To form (words) by combining words or words and word elements.
3. Biology To cause (cells or particles) to clump together.
1. To join together into a group or mass.
2. Linguistics To form words by agglutination.
3. Biology To clump together; undergo agglutination.
n. (-ĭt)

[Latin agglūtināre, agglūtināt- : ad-, ad- + glūtināre, to glue (from glūten, glue).]

ag·glu′ti·nant adj. & n.


adj (Ling) → agglutinierend
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Like all Turkic languages, Sakha is an agglutinative language and employs vowel harmony.
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An agglutinative language, Turkish linked root nouns to long strings of suffixes, thus dispensing with definite and indefinite articles and freestanding prepositions.
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