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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, late 17th century


Collect or form into a mass or group.

Examples of Agglomerate in a sentence

"The students agglomerated at the football field for the rally."

"If you can agglomerate the laundry into one pile, it will be easier to manage."

About Agglomerate

In Latin, "glomus" is a ball. From that we get the verb "agglomerare," which roughly means "gathered into a ball." In English, "agglomerate" is primarily used in a more technical sense for gathering something into a group.

Did you Know?

Agglomerate is one of those special words that can be used as a verb, a noun, and an adjective. You can agglomerate (verb) a mound of spilled cereal; an agglomerate (noun) of cereal can be in a bowl; and an agglomerate (adjective) pile of cereal on the floor just looks messy.

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