firmly stick or be stuck together to form a mass.
(with reference to bacteria or red blood cells) clump together: [tr.]
these strains agglutinate human red cells| [intr.]
cell fragments agglutinate and form intricate meshes.
combine (simple words or parts of words) without change of form to express compound ideas.
/ əˌgloōtnˈāshən/ n.
•decaffeinate • paginate • originate
, ingeminate, inseminate
, eliminate, incriminate, recriminate
, dominate, nominate
•fulminate • culminate
, germinate, terminate, verminate
•marinate • peregrinate • indoctrinate
•chlorinate • urinate
, deracinate, fascinate
•vaccinate • hallucinate • Latinate
•procrastinate • predestinate
•agglutinate • rejuvenate • resinate
•designate • cognate • neonate
•lunate • alienate • carbonate
•hibernate • odonate • hyphenate
•fractionate • detonate • intonate
•consternate • alternate • Italianate
A constituent of lunar soils comprising glass-bonded aggregates
, which consist of glasses
and rock and mineral fragments welded together by glass. These aggregates form during the impact of micrometeorites into lunar soils. Their abundance in a lunar soil is an index of exposure to micrometeorite bombardment, and hence to soil maturity. The average size of agglutinates in mature soils varies, but tends toward a mean of 60 μm.
unite as with glue. XVI. f. pp. stem of L. agglutināre
, f. AG-
+ glūten GLUE
; see -ATE3