acierate

[ as-ee-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈæs i əˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), ac·i·er·at·ed, ac·i·er·at·ing.

to convert (iron) into steel.

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Origin of acierate

1865–70; < French aciér(er) derivative of acier steel (< Vulgar Latin *aciārium, equivalent to Latin aci(ēs) sharpness + -ārium -ary) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM acierate

ac·i·er·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acierate

acierate
/ (ˈæsɪəˌreɪt) /

verb

(tr) to change (iron) into steel

Derived forms of acierate

acieration, noun

Word Origin for acierate

C19: from French acier steel, from Latin aciēs sharpness
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