Definition of agglomerate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(specialist) verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they agglomerate
BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪt//
he / she / it agglomerates
BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪts//
past simple agglomerated
BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪtɪd//
past participle agglomerated
BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪtɪd//
-ing form agglomerating
BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪtɪŋ//
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BrE BrE//əˈɡlɒməreɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡlɑːməreɪt//
[intransitive, transitive] to form into a mass or group; to collect things and form them into a mass or group These small particles agglomerate together to form larger clusters. agglomerate something They agglomerated many small pieces of research into a single large study.
Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin agglomerat- ‘added to’, from the verb agglomerare, from ad- ‘to’ + glomerare (from glomus ‘ball’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: agglomerate

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