agglomerate


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ag·glom·er·ate

 (ə-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
tr. & intr.v. ag·glom·er·at·ed, ag·glom·er·at·ing, ag·glom·er·ates
To form or collect into a rounded mass.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
Gathered into a rounded mass.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
1. A confused or jumbled mass; a heap.
2. A volcanic rock consisting of rounded and angular fragments fused together.

[Latin agglomerāre, agglomerāt-, to mass together : ad-, ad- + glomerāre, to form into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).]

ag·glom′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
ag·glom′er·a′tor n.

agglomerate

vb
to form or be formed into a mass or cluster; collect
n
1. a confused mass
2. (Geological Science) a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava. Compare conglomerate2
adj
formed into a mass
[C17: from Latin agglomerāre, from glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball, mass]
agˌglomerˈation n
agˈglomerative adj

ag•glom•er•ate

(v. əˈglɒm əˌreɪt; adj., n. -ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.t., v.i.
1. to collect or gather into a cluster or mass.
adj.
2. gathered together into a mass.
n.
3. a mass of things clustered together.
4. rock composed of rounded or angular volcanic fragments.
[1675–85; < Latin agglomerātus, past participle of agglomerāre to pile up]
ag•glom′er•a`tive (-əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv) adj.

Agglomerate

 a group or mass of things loosely thrown or huddled together or gathered into a ball or cluster; a mass of volcanic fragments linked through the action of heat.
Examples: an agglomerate of all duchies, 1865; of all facts, 1831; of volcanic fragments.

agglomerate


Past participle: agglomerated
Gerund: agglomerating

Imperative
agglomerate
agglomerate
Present
I agglomerate
you agglomerate
he/she/it agglomerates
we agglomerate
you agglomerate
they agglomerate
Preterite
I agglomerated
you agglomerated
he/she/it agglomerated
we agglomerated
you agglomerated
they agglomerated
Present Continuous
I am agglomerating
you are agglomerating
he/she/it is agglomerating
we are agglomerating
you are agglomerating
they are agglomerating
Present Perfect
I have agglomerated
you have agglomerated
he/she/it has agglomerated
we have agglomerated
you have agglomerated
they have agglomerated
Past Continuous
I was agglomerating
you were agglomerating
he/she/it was agglomerating
we were agglomerating
you were agglomerating
they were agglomerating
Past Perfect
I had agglomerated
you had agglomerated
he/she/it had agglomerated
we had agglomerated
you had agglomerated
they had agglomerated
Future
I will agglomerate
you will agglomerate
he/she/it will agglomerate
we will agglomerate
you will agglomerate
they will agglomerate
Future Perfect
I will have agglomerated
you will have agglomerated
he/she/it will have agglomerated
we will have agglomerated
you will have agglomerated
they will have agglomerated
Future Continuous
I will be agglomerating
you will be agglomerating
he/she/it will be agglomerating
we will be agglomerating
you will be agglomerating
they will be agglomerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been agglomerating
you have been agglomerating
he/she/it has been agglomerating
we have been agglomerating
you have been agglomerating
they have been agglomerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been agglomerating
you will have been agglomerating
he/she/it will have been agglomerating
we will have been agglomerating
you will have been agglomerating
they will have been agglomerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been agglomerating
you had been agglomerating
he/she/it had been agglomerating
we had been agglomerating
you had been agglomerating
they had been agglomerating
Conditional
I would agglomerate
you would agglomerate
he/she/it would agglomerate
we would agglomerate
you would agglomerate
they would agglomerate
Past Conditional
I would have agglomerated
you would have agglomerated
he/she/it would have agglomerated
we would have agglomerated
you would have agglomerated
they would have agglomerated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agglomerate - volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
volcanic rock - extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth
2.agglomerate - a collection of objects laid on top of each otheragglomerate - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
compost heap, compost pile - a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
muckheap, muckhill, dunghill, midden - a heap of dung or refuse
scrapheap - pile of discarded metal
shock - a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
slagheap - pile of waste matter from coal mining etc
stack - an orderly pile
funeral pyre, pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
woodpile - a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
stockpile - a storage pile accumulated for future use
Verb1.agglomerate - form into one cluster
bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump - gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
Adj.1.agglomerate - clustered together but not coherent; "an agglomerated flower head"
collective - forming a whole or aggregate

agglomerate

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
Translations

agglomerate

viagglomerieren
adjagglomeriert
nAgglomerat nt

agglomerate

[əˈglɒmərɪt] n (Geol) → agglomerato
References in periodicals archive ?
The "Image-Tool" and "Excel" application package was used to process the results of quantitative analysis of the agglomerate size distribution.
Herbold USA, Smithfield, R.I., has introduced a new optional force-feed mechanism for its HV Plastcompactor Densifiers used to agglomerate low-bulk-density material.
In the agglomeration stage, similar nodes are agglomerated together until the termination criteria are met or the clusters agglomerate into a single community.
Sponge-like particles, despite their agglomerated appearance on scanning electron micrographs, were free-flowing at low temperatures, about 18 C, and had a lower bulk density than the hollow spheres, which showed a certain tendency to agglomerate. The hollow particle morphology could be exploited for producing composite particles in which the fat solidifies as a shell around a liquid core material, which would be dispersed in the fat melt before expansion takes place.
Malvern Instruments has released new guidance on using automated image analysis to detect and quantify agglomerates. The ability of uncontrolled agglomeration to substantially impact the performance and value of powder products makes efficient agglomerate detection vital across a number of industries.
Cork agglomerate is a special material obtained from waste stoppers that can be used in different fields, namely, the textile industry, civil engineering, and architecture, among others, to make products such as clothes, fashion accessories, and cork panels for interior walls and outer wall insulation.
The positions of these magnetic anomalies coincide with locations of surface agglomerates, at which the several nearest magnetic anomalies with different magnetization direction correspond to common surface agglomerate.
One batch consists of small--and agglomerated--particles and the others of larger particles that do not agglomerate. In contrast to "expected" behavior, the smaller particles dissolved more slowly than the larger particles--probably because of their tendency to agglomerate.
WRZ-Horger in Sontheim has announced the launch of a new post-consumer film recycling line enabling the plant to increase its capacity to up to 7000 tonnes per year and recycle DSD film waste into high-quality agglomerate or regrind.
KGaA, Dusseldorf, Germany, has been awarded a patent for a washing and cleaning agent shaped body that is silicone-free and is in the form of a granulate, extrudate, agglomerate or tablet.
The additive comprises a POS(S) chemical, at least part of which is in agglomerates. Each agglomerate has a diameter in a range of 1 pm to 5 [micro]m.