Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
  2. (verb, change) unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
  3. (verb, change) undergo conjugation
  4. (verb, communication) add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
  5. (adj, all) of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
  6. (adj, all) formed by the union of two compounds
  7. (adj, all) (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets
  8. (adj, all) joined together especially in a pair or pairs

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Synonyms of Conjugate

conjugate solution, conjugated, coupled

Alternate forms of Conjugate

Derivations: conjugate, conjugation

Hypernyms: blend, change, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, inflect, meld, merge, mix, solution

Origin of the word Conjugate

  1. 1530, in grammatical sense; 1570 in lit. sense, from L. conjugat-, pp. stem of conjugare "to yoke together" (see conjugal). Related: Conjugated (pp. adj., 1680s). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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