Definition of ferrate
: 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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