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[kuh n-join] /kənˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to join together; unite; combine; associate.
Grammar. to join as coordinate elements, especially as coordinate clauses.
Origin of conjoin
1325-75; Middle English conjoigenn < Anglo-French, Middle French conjoign- (stem of conjoindre) < Latin conjungere. See con-, join
Related forms
conjoiner, noun Unabridged
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  • Shallow ditches run from the fort's two northern bastions, conjoin, and then drain into a sump adjacent to the western face.
British Dictionary definitions for conjoin


to join or become joined
Derived Forms
conjoiner, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for conjoin

late 14c., from Old French conjoindre "meet, come together" (12c.), from Latin coniungere "to join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iungere "join" (see jugular). Related: Conjoined, conjoining.

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