brecciate

[ brech-ee-eyt, bresh- ]
/ ˈbrɛtʃ iˌeɪt, ˈbrɛʃ- /

verb (used with object), brec·ci·at·ed, brec·ci·at·ing.

Petrology. to form as breccia.

Nearby words

  1. breathlessly,
  2. breathtaking,
  3. breathtakingly,
  4. breathy,
  5. breccia,
  6. brecht,
  7. brecht, bertolt,
  8. breckinridge,
  9. breckinridge, john,
  10. breckinridge, john cabell

Origin of brecciate

First recorded in 1765–75; brecci(a) + -ate1

Related formsbrec·ci·a·tion [brech-ee-ey-shuh n, bresh-] /ˌbrɛtʃ iˈeɪ ʃən, ˌbrɛʃ-/, noun

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