Origin of diabase
French, probably from Greek diabasis act of crossing over, from diabainein to cross over, from dia- + bainein to go — more at come
First Known Use: circa 1816
Rhymes with diabase
about-face, aerospace, anyplace, boniface, bouillabaisse, carapace, catalase, cellulase, commonplace, contrabass, cyberspace, database, diastase, double-space, elastase, everyplace, hydrolase, hydrospace, hyperspace, interface, interlace, interspace, invertase, kilobase, lemures, lowercase, marketplace, oxidase, pillowcase, reductase, Samothrace, single-space, steeplechase, thoroughbass, thoroughbrace, triple-space, uppercase
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