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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To become or cause to become stuck or glued together.
  • transitive v. Medicine To become or cause to become reunited, as bones or tissues.
  • adj. Relating to the abnormal adhering of tissues to one another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To stick or glue together
  • v. To join together, to unite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Glued together; united, as by some adhesive substance.
  • transitive v. To glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together.
  • intransitive v. To unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To glue together; unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; reunite by adhesion; cement.
  • To adhere; coalesce; become united by the intervention of some glutinous substance.
  • Glued together; specifically, in botany, united by some adhesive substance, but not organically united: as, con-glutinate organs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stick together
  • v. cause to adhere

Etymologies

Middle English conglutinaten, from Latin conglūtināre, conglūtināt- : com-, com- + glūtināre, to glue (from glūten, glūtin-, glue).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An adaptation of conglūtināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin conglūtinō. Compare the French conglutiner. (Wiktionary)

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