ferruginate

transitive verb

fer·​ru·​gi·​nate
fəˈrüjəˌnāt,
feˈ-
-ed/-ing/-s
: to charge or stain (as rock) with a compound of iron
ferrugination
⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈnāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

ferruginous + -ate

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“Ferruginate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferruginate. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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