Definitions for: Agglutinate

[adj] united as if by glue
[v] clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
[v] string together, of morphemes in an agglutinating language

Webster (1913) Definition: Ag*glu"ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Agglutinated; p. pr. & vb. n. Agglutinating.] [L.
agglutinatus, p. p. of agglutinare to glue or cement to a
thing; ad + glutinare to glue; gluten glue. See Glue.]
To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous
substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.

Ag*glu"ti*nate, a.
1. United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.

2. (physiol.) Consisting of root words combined but not
materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate
forms, languages, etc. See Agglutination, 2.

Synonyms: adhesive, agglutinative

See Also: adhere, attach, cleave, cling, cohere, haemagglutinate, hemagglutinate, stick

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