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ag·glom·er·ate • v. / əˈgläməˌrāt/ collect or form into a mass or group: [tr.] companies agglomerate multiple sites such as chains of stores | [intr.] these small particles soon agglomerate together. • n. / -rit/ a mass or collection of things: a multimedia agglomerate. ∎  Geol. a volcanic rock consisting of large fragments bonded together. • adj. / -rit/ collected or formed into a mass. DERIVATIVES: ag·glom·er·a·tion / əˌgläməˈrāshən/ n. ag·glom·er·a·tive / -ˌrātiv; -rətiv/ adj.

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agglomerate Coarse-grained volcanic rock with rounded to subangular fragments. These fragments are mainly larger than 2 cm in size, but the mixture of fragments is typically ill sorted and the matrix may be fine grained. An agglomerate may be the product of a volcanic explosion and therefore a pyroclastic rock, but often the term ‘agglomerate’ is applied to brecciated volcanic rocks of uncertain origin. Those deposits may range from vent breccias to debris from mudflow or lahar deposits.

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Agglomerate

Agglomerate

a group or mass of things loosely thrown or huddled together or gathered into a ball or cluster; a mass of volcanic fragments linked through the action of heat.

Examples: an agglomerate of all duchies, 1865; of all facts, 1831; of volcanic fragments.

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agglomerate

agglomerate gather into a mass. XVII. f. pp. stem of L. agglomerāre, f. AG- + glomus ball, mass, partly through F. agglomérer; see -ATE3.
So agglomeration XVIII. — F. or L.

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