[ kuh-lib-ee-it, -eyt ]
/ kəˈlɪb i ɪt, -ˌeɪt /


containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chalybeate

/ (kəˈlɪbɪɪt) /


containing or impregnated with iron salts


any drug containing or tasting of iron

Word Origin for chalybeate

C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron
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Medical definitions for chalybeate

[ kă-lĭbē-ĭt ]


Impregnated with or containing iron salts.
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