noun fer·rate \ˈfeˌrāt\

Definition of ferrate



  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

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Origin and Etymology of ferrate

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

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