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chalybeate

[kuh-lib-ee-it, -eyt] /kəˈlɪb i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.
noun
2.
a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like.
Origin of chalybeate
1625-1635
1625-35; < New Latin chalybēātus, Latin chalybē(ïus) of steel (< Greek chalybēís, equivalent to chalybē-, variant stem of chályps iron + -is adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate1; see chalybite
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Examples from the Web for chalybeate
Historical Examples
  • Superstition has its season as well as sulphur-baths and chalybeate springs.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Hampstead was quite a health resort, with chalybeate springs.

  • I came here with Eliza to get her some of this chalybeate water.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • I took a sip, and found it of the flavour of chalybeate springs.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • Twenty-one years of chalybeate (a groan from the back of the room).

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • It is a tonic or chalybeate, and, as this goes to press, is being retubed.

  • Some of the springs are chalybeate, others sulphurous or iodinous, and all are highly charged with carbonic acid gas.

  • There is a place on the road where iron sand is dug, and whence runs a chalybeate spring, which leaves settlings of ochre.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • The antidote was excellent; cooling, fortifying; 'quite a chalybeate,' her aunt would say, and she was thankful.

  • The baths do not concern me, as they are chalybeate; but they seem very effectual in many cases.

    Letters from the Cape Lady Duff Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for chalybeate

chalybeate

/kəˈlɪbɪɪt/
adjective
1.
containing or impregnated with iron salts
noun
2.
any drug containing or tasting of iron
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron
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chalybeate in Medicine

chalybeate cha·lyb·e·ate (kā-lĭb'ē-ĭt)
adj.
Impregnated with or containing iron salts.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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