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chalybeate

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adjective cha·ly·be·ate \kə-ˈlē-bē-ət, -ˈli-\

Definition of chalybeate

  1. :  impregnated with salts of iron; also :  having a taste due to iron <chalybeate springs>



Origin of chalybeate

probably from New Latin chalybeatus, irregular from Latin chalybs steel, from Greek chalyb-, chalyps, from Chalybes, ancient people in Asia Minor


First Known Use: 1634


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chalybeate

noun cha·ly·be·ate

Definition of chalybeate

  1. :  a chalybeate liquid or medicine



1667

First Known Use of chalybeate

1667


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