acierate

[as-ee-uh-reyt]

Origin of acierate

1865–70; < French aciér(er) derivative of acier steel (< Vulgar Latin *aciārium, equivalent to Latin aci(ēs) sharpness + -ārium -ary) + -ate1
Related formsac·i·er·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acierate

acierate

verb
  1. (tr) to change (iron) into steel
Derived Formsacieration, noun

Word Origin for acierate

C19: from French acier steel, from Latin aciēs sharpness
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