Meaning of AGGLOMERATE in English

— agglomerative /euh glom"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/ , adj. — agglomerator , n.

v. /euh glom"euh rayt'/ ; adj. , n. /euh glom"euhr it, -euh rayt'/ , v. , agglomerated, agglomerating , adj. , n.

v.t. , v.i.

1. to collect or gather into a cluster or mass.


2. gathered together into a cluster or mass.

3. Bot. crowded into a dense cluster, but not cohering.


4. a mass of things clustered together.

5. rock composed of rounded or angular volcanic fragments.

[ 1675-85; agglomeratus (ptp. of agglomerare ), equiv. to ag- AG- + glomer- (s. of glomus ball of yarn) + -atus -ATE 1 ]

Syn. 1. assemble, amass, accumulate.

Ant. 1. disperse, scatter.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .