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laminate (v.)

1660s, "to beat or roll into thin plates," from Latin lamina "thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer," a word of unknown origin; de Vaan writes that "The only serious etymology offered is a connection with latus 'wide' ...." Many modern senses in English are from the noun meaning "an artificial thin layer" (1939), especially a type of plastic adhesive. Related: Laminated; laminating; laminable.

laminate (n.)

"artificial thin layer," 1939, especially a type of plastic adhesive; see laminate (v.).

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Definitions of laminate
1
laminate (v.)
create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material;
laminate (v.)
press or beat (metals) into thin sheets;
laminate (v.)
cover with a thin sheet of non-fabric material;
laminate the table
laminate (v.)
split (wood) into thin sheets;
2
laminate (n.)
a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers;
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