American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To split into thin layers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To split into separate layers or plates: used in embryology of the formation of the embryonic layers when one is derived from the other by splitting, and not, as usual, by invagination or cell-migration.
- Formed by splitting off from a layer or plate: said of the formation of the endoderm in certain cœlenterate embryos.
- v. To cause something assembled by lamination to come apart (or take apart) into the layers that make it up.
- de- + laminate (Wiktionary)
“Diluting the mixture with water will only diminish the quality of the waterproofing roof sealant and hence could cause it to delaminate or become un-adhered from the base surface.”
“Roads once built are seldom repaired and with heavy use soon delaminate into a lunar surface of cracks and potholes.”
“There are other differences that can be cataloged, such as whether the cells move inward as a coherent, adhesive sheet or whether they delaminate and move in as single cells, but again, the core process, that they move inward to set up new layers, is the same.”
“If the debris did not leave the WTC as evidenced by pictures of the surrounding buildings, how did cars up to a half mile away or more burn or in some manner wilt and delaminate?”
“On climbing from the cockpit, Rosberg was surprised to discover that his right-rear tyre had begun to delaminate and it was rubber flailing against the bodywork which had resembled the sound of a V6 ruining its bearings.”
“May I delaminate your question, badger, in hopes of getting an answer from Prof.”
“Just not very familiar with the verb “delaminate”.”
“What a pleasure to watch the war-party delaminate.”
“These globules seem to arrange themselves along planes and these planes are no doubt the ones that split apart and delaminate into fibers.”
“They are often used by small-scale enterprises in developing countries, where the available insole materials are liable to delaminate and where locally tanned sole leather is more readily available than unit soles for each size and shape of last.”
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