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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.
[Latin agglūtināre, agglūtināt- : ad-, ad- + glūtināre, to glue (from glūten, glue).]
ag·glu′ti·nant adj. & n.
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1. to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue
2. (Linguistics) linguistics to combine or be combined by agglutination
3. (Physiology) (tr) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together
united or stuck, as by glue
[C16: from Latin agglūtināre to glue to, from gluten glue]
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ag•glu•ti•nate(v. əˈglut nˌeɪt; adj. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
1. to cause to adhere, as with glue.
2. to cause (bacteria or cells) to undergo agglutination.
3. Ling. to form by agglutination.v.i.
4. to become agglutinated; stick or clump.
5. to form words by agglutination.adj.
6. united, as by glue.
[1535–45; < Latin agglūtinātus, past participle of agglūtināre to cause to adhere, ultimately <glūten glue]
ag•glu′ti•nant, adj., n.
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Past participle: agglutinated
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|Verb||1.||agglutinate - string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)|
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
|2.||agglutinate - clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.|
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
|Adj.||1.||agglutinate - united as if by glue|
adhesive - tending to adhere
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vt. aglutinar; causar unión.
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