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chalybeate

[kuh-lib-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective
  1. containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.
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noun
  1. a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like.
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Origin of chalybeate

1625–35; < New Latin chalybēātus, Latin chalybē(ïus) of steel (< Greek chalybēís, equivalent to chalybē-, variant stem of chályps iron + -is adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate1; see chalybite
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Examples from the Web for chalybeate

Historical Examples

  • Superstition has its season as well as sulphur-baths and chalybeate springs.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Hampstead was quite a health resort, with chalybeate springs.

  • I came here with Eliza to get her some of this chalybeate water.

    Old Kensington

    Miss Thackeray

  • I took a sip, and found it of the flavour of chalybeate springs.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • Twenty-one years of Chalybeate (a groan from the back of the room).

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie


British Dictionary definitions for chalybeate

chalybeate

adjective
  1. containing or impregnated with iron salts
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noun
  1. any drug containing or tasting of iron
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Word Origin

C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron
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chalybeate in Medicine

chalybeate

(kă-lĭbē-ĭt)
adj.
  1. Impregnated with or containing iron salts.
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