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acierate

[ as-ee-uh-reyt ]

verb (used with object)

, ac·i·er·at·ed, ac·i·er·at·ing.
  1. to convert (iron) into steel.


acierate

/ ˈæsɪəˌreɪt /

verb

  1. tr to change (iron) into steel


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Derived Forms

  • ˌacierˈation, noun

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Other Words From

  • aci·er·ation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acierate1

1865–70; < French aciér ( er ) derivative of acier steel (< Vulgar Latin *aciārium, equivalent to Latin aci ( ēs ) sharpness + -ārium -ary ) + -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acierate1

C19: from French acier steel, from Latin aciēs sharpness

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