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agglutinatev. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  United with glue or as with glue; cemented together.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Consisting of root words combined but not materially altered as to form or meaning; as, agglutinate forms, languages, etc. See Agglutination, 2.  [1913 Webster]


agglutinate, v.
1 tr. unite as with glue.
2 tr. & intr. Biol. cause or undergo adhesion (of bacteria, erythrocytes, etc.).
3 tr. (of language) combine (simple words) without change of form to express compound ideas.

agglutination n. agglutinative adj.
L agglutinare (as AD-, glutinare f. gluten -tinis glue)




VB cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug, grow together, hang together, twine round, stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick close, cling like ivy, cling like a bur, adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira's shirt, glue, agglutinate, conglutinate, cement, lute, paste, gum, solder, weld, cake, consolidate, agglomerate.

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