Agglomerate



to collect or gather into a cluster or mass.
gathered together into a cluster or mass.
Botany. crowded into a dense cluster, but not cohering.
a mass of things clustered together.
rock composed of rounded or angular volcanic fragments.
Historical Examples

The phenomena presented by the necks of intrusive rock do not differ from those characteristic of agglomerate or tuff necks.
Geology James Geikie

It was an agglomerate, a horde, not an army, and nobody but he could have wielded it.
The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay Maurice Hewlett

Let this be as it may, we found nothing of any value in the agglomerate in which the Egyptians had excavated.
Freeland Theodor Hertzka

The residue may also be employed, either alone or mixed with some agglomerate, in the construction of garden paths and the like.
Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use F. H. Leeds

Rocks of an agglomerate type are well shown in the walls of Gibraltar.
Mount Rainier Various

The vast quantities of ice pouring over the precipice would freeze together, agglomerate, and form an ice-bridge.
The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts George W. Holley

The materials filling these vents consist of agglomerate charged with blocks of diabase, sandstone, flagstone and limestone.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various

The very fine particles show a slight tendency to agglomerate.
Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner

It is an agglomerate made of pebbles and cement, the pebbles being elongated as if by pressure.
Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner

The men of the left thought of “the people” as merely the agglomerate of the citizens composing it.
Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Various

verb (əˈɡlɒməˌreɪt)
to form or be formed into a mass or cluster; collect
noun (əˈɡlɒmərɪt; -ˌreɪt)
a confused mass
a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava Compare conglomerate (sense 2)
adjective (əˈɡlɒmərɪt; -ˌreɪt)
formed into a mass
v.

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.

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