brecciate

verb
brec·​ci·​ate | \ ˈbre-chē-ˌāt How to pronounce brecciate (audio) \
brecciated; brecciating

Definition of brecciate

transitive verb

1 : to form (rock) into breccia
2 : to break (rock) into fragments

Other Words from brecciate

brecciation \ ˌbre-​chē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce brecciate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of brecciate

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brecciate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brecciate. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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