Verb agglomerate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


agglomerate (third-person singular simple present agglomerates, present participle agglomerating, simple past and past participle agglomerated)

  1. To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass.

More definition: collect or gather into a cluster or mass.

2.gathered together into a cluster or mass.

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

4.a mass of things clustered together.

5.rock composed of rounded or angular volcanic fragments.

1. to form or be formed into a mass or cluster; collect noun (əˈɡlɒmərɪt; -ˌreɪt)

2. a confused mass

3. a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava Compare conglomerate (sense 2) adjective (əˈɡlɒmərɪt; -ˌreɪt)

4. formed into a mass Derived Formsagglomeration, nounagglomerative, adjective Word OriginC17, from Latin agglomerāre, from glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball, massCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1680s, from Latin agglomeratus, past participle of agglomerare "to wind or add onto a ball," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + glomerare "wind up in a ball," from glomus (genitive glomeris) "ball of yarn," from PIE root *glem-. Related, Agglomerated; agglomerating.


Volcanic rocks, locally called "Toadstone," are represented in the limestones by intrusive sills and flows of dolerite and by necks of agglomerate, notably near Tideswell, Millersdale and Matlock.

They consist, in most parts of the country, of unconsolidated sediments, consisting of gravel, sand, clay, &c., together with large quantities of tuff, volcanic agglomerate, &c. Some of the sedimentary formations are of marine, some of brackish water, and some of terrestrial origin.

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