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AGGLOMERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agglomerate mean? 

AGGLOMERATE (noun)
  The noun AGGLOMERATE has 2 senses:

1. volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
2. a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  Familiarity information: AGGLOMERATE used as a noun is rare.


AGGLOMERATE (adjective)
  The adjective AGGLOMERATE has 1 sense:

1. clustered together but not coherent

  Familiarity information: AGGLOMERATE used as an adjective is very rare.


AGGLOMERATE (verb)
  The verb AGGLOMERATE has 1 sense:

1. form into one cluster

  Familiarity information: AGGLOMERATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGGLOMERATE (noun)


Sense 1agglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("agglomerate" is a kind of...):

volcanic rock (extrusive igneous rock solidified near or on the surface of the Earth)


Sense 2agglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of objects laid on top of each other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

cumulation; heap; pile; agglomerate; cumulus; mound

Hypernyms ("agglomerate" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "agglomerate"):

compost heap; compost pile (a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost)

dunghill; midden; muckheap; muckhill (a heap of dung or refuse)

scrapheap (pile of discarded metal)

shock (a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field)

slagheap (pile of waste matter from coal mining etc)

stack (an orderly pile)

funeral pyre; pyre (wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite)

woodpile (a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel)

stockpile (a storage pile accumulated for future use)


AGGLOMERATE (adjective)


Sense 1agglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clustered together but not coherent

Synonyms:

agglomerate; agglomerated; agglomerative; clustered

Context example:

an agglomerated flower head

Similar:

collective (forming a whole or aggregate)


AGGLOMERATE (verb)


Sense 1agglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form into one cluster

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "agglomerate" is one way to...):

bunch; bunch up; bundle; clump; cluster (gather or cause to gather into a cluster)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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