Laminate Lam"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laminating}.] [See {Lamina}.] 1. To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates. [1913 Webster]

2. To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling. [1913 Webster]

3. To form by uniting two or more layers (in sheet form) of a material, so that the layers are bonded tightly. [PJC]

4. To unite (layers in sheet form) by bonding, so as to create a single object with multiple layers; -- used with the material in sheet form as the object; as, to laminate plywood. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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