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Agglomerate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    agglomerate adj : clustered together but not coherent; "an agglomerated flower head" [syn: agglomerated, agglomerative, clustered] v : form into one cluster
Agglomerate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Agglomerate \Ag*glom"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Agglomerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Agglomerating.] [L. agglomeratus, p. p. of agglomerare; ad + glomerare to form into a ball. See Glomerate.] To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass. Where he builds the agglomerated pile. --Cowper.
Agglomerate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Agglomerate \Ag*glom"er*ate\, v. i. To collect in a mass.
Agglomerate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Agglomerate \Ag*glom"er*ate\, Agglomerated \Ag*glom"er*a`ted\, a.
  1. Collected into a ball, heap, or mass.
  2. (Bot.) Collected into a rounded head of flowers.
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Agglomerates (from the Latin 'agglomerare' meaning 'to form into a ball') are coarse accumulations of large blocks of volcanic material that contain at least 75% bombs. Volcanic bombs differ from volcanic blocks in that their shape records fluidal surfaces: they may, for example, have ropy, cauliform, scoriaceous, or folded, chilled margins and spindle, spatter, ribbon, ragged, or amoeboid shapes. Globular masses of lava may have been shot from the crater at a time when partly molten lava was exposed, and was frequently shattered by sudden outbursts of steam. These bombs were viscous at the moment of ejection and by rotation in the air acquired their shape. They are commonly one or two feet in diameter, but specimens as large as twelve feet have been observed. There is less variety in their composition at any one volcanic centre than in the case of the lithic blocks, and their composition indicates the type of magma being erupted.

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