conjugate conjugate  /ˌkɑn dʒə ˈɡeɪt/


  1. (n) 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. (v) unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
  3. (v) add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
  4. (v) undergo conjugation
  5. (adj) joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  6. (adj) (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets
  7. (adj) formed by the union of two compounds
  8. (adj) of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond


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  1. "The fact that I conjugate my verbs and speak in a typical Midwestern newscaster's voice - there's no doubt that this helps ease communication between myself and white audiences," he says. "And there's no doubt that when I'm with a black...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Irish Times

  2. "I have this theory," Huggins said. "People have a certain aptitude for things. And it's not always the same thing. You take an English professor and a chemist. The chemist may be brilliant but not be able to conjugate a sentence. The English...
    on Dec 23, 2006 By: Bob Huggins Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "With conjugate technology, NIH researchers have developed effective vaccines against such scourges as : meningitis and typhoid fever," said Dr. Elias Zerhouni, NIH director, in a December 18 statement.
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: Washington File

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