v. lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing, lam·i·nates
1. To cover with a thin sheet of material, as for preservation.
2. To beat or compress (metal) into a thin plate or sheet.
3. To divide into thin layers.
4. To make by uniting several layers.
To split into thin layers or sheets.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Consisting of, arranged in, or covered with laminae.
n. (-nāt′, -nĭt)
1. A laminated product, such as plywood.
2. A thin sheet of material, or the material itself, such as plastic, used to laminate something.
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