conglobate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conglobate assume a globular shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conglobate Collected into, or forming, a rounded mass or ball; as, the conglobatelymphatic] glands; conglobate flowers.
    • v. t Conglobate To collect or form into a ball or rounded mass; to gather or mass together. "Conglobated bubbles undissolved."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conglobate To collect or form into a ball; combine into one mass, especially a spherical mass.
    • conglobate To assume a round or roundish form; become united in one round mass.
    • conglobate Formed or gathered into a ball or a small spherical body; combined into one mass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Conglobate formed into a globe or ball
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conglobatus, p. p. of conglobare, to conglobate. See Globate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and globāre, -ātumglobus, a ball, globe.

Usage

In literature:

Conglobate: gathered together in a ball or sphere.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
H. Conglobate gland, crossed by the nerve called "external respiratory" of Bell, distributed to the serratus magnus muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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In poetry:

One southern eve like this, the dew
Had cooled and left the ground;
The moon hung half-way from the blue,
No disc, but conglobed round;
"Songs of the Spring Nights" by George MacDonald