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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: agglutinatio, from agglutinare, from ad- 'to' + glutinare 'to glue'

agglutination

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics
ag‧glu‧ti‧na‧tion [uncountable]
1 the state of being stuck together
2SL the process of making new words by combining two or more words, such as combining 'ship' and 'yard' to make 'shipyard'

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