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."
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.