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laminated

[lam-uh-ney-tid] /ˈlæm əˌneɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
formed of or set in thin layers or laminae.
2.
constructed of layers of material bonded together:
laminated wood.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; laminate + -ed2
Related forms
multilaminated, adjective
nonlaminated, adjective
unlaminated, adjective

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
1660-70; < Neo-Latin lāminātus. See lamina, -ate1
Related forms
laminator, noun
multilaminate, adjective
nonlaminating, adjective, noun
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  • The dogs yelped as the yellow boat, laminated with ice, pulled into the dock.
  • When he had the poem printed up and laminated, it was clear that he had badly mangled my signature.
  • The device consists of a few layers of patterned paper, laminated for protection.
  • In addition, you would be receiving a laminated, wallet-sized replica of your diploma.
  • The layers of charcoal looked almost laminated in the loess and were interbedded with loess.
British Dictionary definitions for laminated

laminated

/ˈlæmɪˌneɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
composed of thin sheets (of plastic, wood, etc) superimposed and bonded together by synthetic resins, usually under heat and pressure
2.
covered with a thin protective layer of plastic or synthetic resin
3.
another word for laminate (sense 6)

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 laminated

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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