Meaning of CONJUGATE in English


v., adj., & n.

v. 1 tr. Gram. give the different forms of (a verb). 2 intr. a unite sexually. b (of gametes) become fused. 3 intr. Chem. (of protein) combine with non-protein.

adj. 1 joined together, esp. as a pair. 2 Gram. derived from the same root. 3 Biol. fused. 4 Chem. (of an acid or base) related by loss or gain of an electron. 5 Math. joined in a reciprocal relation, esp. having the same real parts, and equal magnitudes but opposite signs of imaginary parts.

n. a conjugate word or thing. conjugately adv.

[ L conjugare yoke together (as com-, jugare f. jugum yoke) ]

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