ag|glom|er|ate [əˈglɔmərıt US əˈgla:-] n [singular, U] technical
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of agglomerare 'to pile up', from ad- 'to' + glomus 'ball']
a type of rock formed from pieces of material from a ↑volcano that have melted together

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  • Agglomerate — Ag*glom er*ate, n. 1. A collection or mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) A mass of angular volcanic fragments united by heat; distinguished from conglomerate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agglomerate — Ag*glom er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agglomerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agglomerating}.] [L. agglomeratus, p. p. of agglomerare; ad + glomerare to form into a ball. See {Glomerate}.] To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agglomerate — Ag*glom er*ate, v. i. To collect in a mass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agglomerate — Ag*glom er*ate, Agglomerated Ag*glom er*a ted, a. 1. Collected into a ball, heap, or mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Collected into a rounded head of flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agglomerate — index accumulate (amass), agglomeration, aggregate (noun), aggregate (verb), cement, coadunate, cohere ( …   Law dictionary

  • agglomerate — (v.) 1680s, from L. agglomeratus, pp. of agglomerare to wind or add onto a ball, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + glomerare wind up in a ball, from glomus (gen. glomeris) ball of yarn, from PIE root *glem . Related: Agglomerated …   Etymology dictionary

  • agglomerate — agglomerate, agglomeration conglomerate, conglomeration, *aggregate, aggregation Analogous words: combination, association (see corresponding verbs at JOIN): accumulation (see corresponding verb ACCUMULATE): heap, pile, mass (see under HEAP vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • agglomerate — ► VERB ▪ collect or form into a mass. ► NOUN ▪ a mass or collection of things. DERIVATIVES agglomeration noun. ORIGIN Latin agglomerare add to …   English terms dictionary

  • agglomerate — [ə gläm′ər āt΄; ] for adj. & n. [, ə gläm′ər it] vt., vi. agglomerated, agglomerating [< L agglomeratus, pp. of agglomerare < ad , to + glomerare, to form into a ball < IE base * glem , var. of * gel , form a ball, sphere, hence akin to… …   English World dictionary

  • Agglomerate — Agglomerates (from the Latin agglomerare meaning to form into a ball ) are coarse accumulations of large blocks of volcanic material that contain at least 75% bombs. Volcanic bombs differ from volcanic blocks in that their shape records fluidal… …   Wikipedia

  • agglomerate — I. transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin agglomeratus, past participle of agglomerare to heap up, join, from ad + glomer , glomus ball more at clam Date: 1684 to gather into a ball, mass, or cluster II. adjective Date: 1828 gathered… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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