ferrate

noun fer·rate \ˈfeˌrāt\

Definition of ferrate

plural

-s

  1. :  any of various classes of compounds containing iron and oxygen in the anion or regarded as so constituted: such as a :  a strongly oxidizing dark red salt analogous to the chromates and sulfates and formed in various ways (as by heating iron filings with a nitrate) potassium ferrate K2FeO4 —called also ferrate (VI) b :  ferrite

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of ferrate

International Scientific Vocabulary ferr- (from Latin ferrum iron) + -ate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ferrate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!