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

transitive verb

: to form (rock) into breccia
: to break (rock) into fragments
brecciation noun

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brecciate was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Brecciate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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