conglutinate (v.)

early 15c., "to fasten together," also, of a broken bone or wound, "to heal, close up," from Latin conglutinatus, past participle of conglutinare, from assimilated form of com "together" (see con-) + glutinare "to glue," from gluten "glue," from PIE *glei- "clay," also forming words with a sense of "to stick together" (see clay). Intransitive sense of "to adhere" is from 1620s. Related: Conglutinated; conglutinating; conglutination.

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