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agglomerate

ag·glom·er·ate

agglomerate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: gla m reIt
inflections: agglomerated, agglomerates, agglomerating
definition: to gather into a heap or mass.
synonyms:
amass, assemble, bunch, collect, gather, group, heap, mass
similar words:
accumulate, congregate, cumulate, herd, muster, round up, throng
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: gla m reIt
definition: to form a heap or mass.
synonyms:
amass, bunch, group, heap, mass, pile up, swarm
similar words:
aggregate, collect, congregate, crowd, herd, throng
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: gla m riht
definition: collected into a mass or cluster; heaped.
synonyms:
accumulated, amassed, clustered, collected, gathered, heaped, heaped up, massed, piled up
similar words:
jumbled
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: gla m riht
definition: a mass of jumbled or dissimilar parts; heap.
synonyms:
aggregation, conglomeration, heap, hodgepodge, jumble, mass, pile
similar words:
accumulation, clump, stack
derivations: agglomerative (adj.), agglomeration (n.), agglomerator (n.)
Word Parts
The word agglomerate contains the following parts:
ag- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ag- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "g." See ad-.
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).