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chalybeate

[ kuh-lib-ee-it, -eyt ]
/ kəˈlɪb i ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective
containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.
noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for chalybeate

chalybeate
/ (kəˈlɪbɪɪt) /

adjective
containing or impregnated with iron salts
noun
any drug containing or tasting of iron

Word Origin for chalybeate

C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron
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