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ag·glom·er·ate  audio  (-glm-rt) KEY 

tr. & intr.v.
ag·glom·er·at·ed, ag·glom·er·at·ing, ag·glom·er·ates
To form or collect into a rounded mass.
ADJECTIVE:
(-r-t)
Gathered into a rounded mass.
NOUN:
(-r-t)
  1. A confused or jumbled mass; a heap.
  2. A volcanic rock consisting of rounded and angular fragments fused together.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin agglomerre, agglomert-, to mass together : ad-, ad- + glomerre, to form into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball)

OTHER FORMS:
ag·glomer·ative  (--rtv, -r--tv) KEY (Adjective), ag·glomer·ator(Noun)


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