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brecciate

[brech-ee-eyt, bresh-]
verb (used with object), brec·ci·at·ed, brec·ci·at·ing.
  1. Petrology. to form as breccia.
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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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Historical Examples of brecciated

  • These waters deposited around the spring a brecciated mass of quartz and feldspar, much of it of a reddish color.

    The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California

    Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

  • The rauchstein of the modern section is distinguished by stringers of calcite, which give it at times a brecciated appearance.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • Very often displacement of the walls again takes place, and the infilling or “veinstone” is torn apart and brecciated.