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brecciate

[ brech-ee-eyt, bresh- ]
/ 藞br蓻t蕛 i藢e瑟t, 藞br蓻蕛- /
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verb (used with object), brec路ci路at路ed, brec路ci路at路ing.
Petrology. to form as breccia.
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Origin of brecciate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM brecciate

brec路ci路a路tion [brech-ee-ey-shuhn, bresh-], /藢br蓻t蕛 i藞e瑟 蕛蓹n, 藢br蓻蕛-/, noun
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