brecciate

verb brec·ci·ate \ ˈbre-chē-ˌāt \

Definition of brecciate

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

brecciation

play \ˌbre-chē-ˈā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of brecciate

1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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