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laminate

[v. lam-uh-neyt; adj., n. lam-uh-neyt, -nit] /v. ˈlæm əˌneɪt; adj., n. ˈlæm əˌneɪt, -nɪt/
verb (used with object), laminated, laminating.
1.
to separate or split into thin layers.
2.
to form (metal) into a thin plate, as by beating or rolling.
3.
to construct from layers of material bonded together.
4.
to cover or overlay with laminae.
verb (used without object), laminated, laminating.
5.
to split into thin layers.
adjective
6.
Also, laminous. composed of or having laminae.
noun
7.
a laminated product; lamination.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Neo-Latin lāminātus. See lamina, -ate1
Related forms
laminator, noun
multilaminate, adjective
nonlaminating, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for laminator

laminate

verb (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt)
1.
(transitive) to make (material in sheet form) by bonding together two or more thin sheets
2.
to split or be split into thin sheets
3.
(transitive) to beat, form, or press (material, esp metal) into thin sheets
4.
(transitive) to cover or overlay with a thin sheet of material
noun (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt; -nɪt)
5.
a material made by bonding together two or more sheets
adjective (ˈlæmɪˌneɪt; -nɪt)
6.
having or composed of lamina; laminated
Derived Forms
laminable (ˈlæmɪnəbəl) adjective
laminator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin lāminātus plated
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Word Origin and History for laminator

laminate

v.

1660s, "to beat or roll into thin plates," from Latin lamina "thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer," of unknown origin. Many modern senses are from the noun meaning "an artificial thin layer" (1939), especially a type of plastic adhesive. Related: Laminated; laminating.

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