verb (used with object), ac·i·er·at·ed, ac·i·er·at·ing.
to convert (iron) into steel.
Origin of acierate
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(tr) to change (iron) into steel
Word Origin for acierate
C19: from French acier steel, from Latin aciēs sharpness
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