Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AG-GLOM'ER-ATE – AG-GRA-VA'TION
AG-GLOM'ER-ATE, v.t. [L. agglomero, ad and glomero, to wind into a ball, from glomus, a ball of yarn; from the Heb. גלם, to involve; Qu. Ar. لَمَّ lamma, to go round in a circle, to be round, to collect, or condense.]
To wind, or collect into a ball; to gather into a mass. – Young.
Wound or collected into a ball.
Winding into a ball; gathering into a lump.
The act of winding into a ball; the state of being gathered into a ball or mass.
Uniting as glue; tending to cause adhesion.
Any viscous substance which unites other substances, by causing an adhesion; any application which tends to unite parts which have too little adhesion. – Coxe.
AG-GLU'TIN-ATE, v.t. [L. agglutino, ad and glutino, from gluten; Eng. glue; Fr. glu; Arm. glud; W. glyd. See Glue.]
To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
Glued together; united by a viscous substance.
Gluing together; uniting by causing adhesion.
The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united.
That tends to unite, or has power to cause adhesion.
Kindness; favor. [Not used.] – Spenser.
To favor. [Not used.] – Spenser. Wiseman.
That may be aggrandized.
The act of aggrandizing. [Not used.] – Waterhouse.
AG-GRAND-IZE', v.t. [Fr. agrandir, of L. ad and grandis. See Grand.]
- To make great or greater in power, rank or honor; to exalt; as, to aggrandize a family.
- To enlarge, applied to things; as, to aggrandize our conceptions. It seems to be never applied to the bulk or dimensions of material bodies.
Made great or greater; exalted; enlarged.
The act of aggrandizing; the state of being exalted in power, rank or honor; exaltation; enlargement; as, the Emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family.
One that aggrandizes or exalts in power, rank or honor.
Making great; exalting; enlarging.
AG-GRATE', v.t. [It.]
To please. [Not used.] – Spenser.
AG'GRA-VATE, v.t. [L. aggravo, of ad and gravis, heavy. See Grave, Gravity.]
- To make heavy, but not used in this literal sense. Figuratively, to make worse, more severe, or less tolerable; as, to aggravate the evils of life; to aggravate pain or punishment.
- To make more enormous, or less excusable; as, to aggravate a crime.
- To exaggerate.
- To give coloring in description; to give an exaggerated representation; as, to aggravate a charge against an offender; to aggravate circumstances. – Guthrie. Quint. Paley. Actions and motives maliciously aggravated. – Washington's Life. The propriety of the word in the latter passage is questionable. Aggravate is generally used in reference to evils, or something improper or unnatural.
Increased in severity or enormity; made worse; exaggerated.
Increasing in severity, enormity, or degree; as evils, misfortunes, pain, punishment, crimes, guilt, &c.; exaggerating.
- The act of making worse, used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing severity or hainousness; addition to that which is evil or improper; as, an aggravation of pain or grief.
- Exaggerated representation, or heightened description of any thing wrong, improper, or unnatural; as, an aggravation of features in a caricature. – Paley. Addison.