Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To gather into a small round mass or globule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To gather into a small round mass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb rare To be collected into a compact round mass

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But President Lester Barton, head of the Memini "conglobulate," is slipping out of control into paranoid delusions, and will soon trigger global disaster.

    New Race

  • Dr. Johnson, the great exemplar of British common-sense, observing in autumn the gathered swallows skimming over pools and rivers, pronounced it certain that these birds sleep all the winter -- "A number of them conglobulate together, by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water, and lie in the bed of a river": how sensibly, too, did he dispose of Berkeley's

    Art

  • A number of them conglobulate together by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water and lie in the bed of a river. ''

    Through the Magic Door

  • If he used the word it is not likely that he said 'conglobulate together.'

    Life Of Johnson

  • A number of them conglobulate together [160], by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water, and lye in the bed of a river [161]. '

    Life Of Johnson

  • A number of them conglobulate together [160], by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water, and lye in the bed of a river [161]. '

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • A number of them conglobulate together by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water and lie in the bed of a river. "

    Through the Magic Door

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  • I just don't quite know what to think about this word. It initially has good mouthfeel but that big fat glob in the middle lingers just a little too long on the palate for my taste.

    December 23, 2010

  • *snort*

    December 25, 2010