conglutinate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conglutinate stick together "the edges of the wound conglutinated"
    • v conglutinate cause to adhere "The wounds were coapted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conglutinate Glued together; united, as by some adhesive substance.
    • v. t Conglutinate To glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together. "Bones . . . have had their broken parts conglutinated within three or four days."
    • v. i Conglutinate To unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conglutinate To glue together; unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; reunite by adhesion; cement.
    • conglutinate To adhere; coalesce; become united by the intervention of some glutinous substance.
    • conglutinate Glued together; specifically, in botany, united by some adhesive substance, but not organically united: as, con-glutinate organs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Conglutinate kon-glōō′tin-āt to glue together: to heal by uniting
    • v.i Conglutinate to unite or grow together
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conglutinatus, p. p. of conglutinare, to glue; con-, + glutinare, to glue, gluten, glue

Usage


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When I imagine working on the Register 's editorial page, I think of alchemists—the Renaissance "scientists" who believed it was possible (as they put it) to "conglutinate" objects, to turn one thing into another.
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