chalybeate

adjective
cha·​ly·​be·​ate | \ kə-ˈlē-bē-ət How to pronounce chalybeate (audio) , -ˈli- How to pronounce chalybeate (audio) \

Definition of chalybeate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: impregnated with salts of iron also : having a taste due to iron chalybeate springs

chalybeate

noun

Definition of chalybeate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chalybeate liquid or medicine

First Known Use of chalybeate

Adjective

1634, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalybeate

Adjective

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

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The first known use of chalybeate was in 1634

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“Chalybeate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalybeate. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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chalybeate

adjective
cha·​ly·​be·​ate | \ kə-ˈlib-ē-ət How to pronounce chalybeate (audio) , -ˈlē-bē- How to pronounce chalybeate (audio) \

Medical Definition of chalybeate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: impregnated with salts of iron also : having a taste due to iron chalybeate water

chalybeate

noun

Medical Definition of chalybeate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chalybeate liquid or medicine

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