malleate

[ mal-ee-eyt ]
/ ˈmæl iˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), mal·le·at·ed, mal·le·at·ing.

to beat or shape with a hammer, as in metalworking.

Nearby words

  1. malleability,
  2. malleable,
  3. malleable cast iron,
  4. malleable iron,
  5. malleablize,
  6. mallee,
  7. mallee fowl,
  8. mallee root,
  9. mallei,
  10. mallemuck

Origin of malleate

1590–1600; < Latin malleātus wrought with a hammer, equivalent to Latin malle(us) hammer + -ātus -ate1

Related formsmal·le·a·tion, noun

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