Meaning of delaminate in English:


Pronunciation /diːˈlamɪneɪt/

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[with object]technical
  • Divide into layers.

    ‘delaminating the horn into thin sheets’
    • ‘the plywood was starting to delaminate’
    • ‘One cut, as you say, can delaminate the outer layer of carbon, while two cuts coming in from opposite directions will not.’
    • ‘Additionally, the elevator horn had been delaminated.’
    • ‘I presume that upon being sawn some laminate panels crack and delaminate themselves, and these do not, or possibly splinter lightly.’
    • ‘But here's the important point: under a given set of conditions, it may be impossible to finish a slab without delaminating it.’
    • ‘Shrinkage cracks and dusting and delaminating problems have been reduced.’


Late 19th century from de-‘away’ + Latin lamina ‘thin plate’ + -ate.