transitive verb fer·ru·mi·nate \fəˈrüməˌnāt\

Definition of ferruminate


  1. :  to join together (as metals) :  solder


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of ferruminate

Latin ferruminatus, feruminatus, past participle of ferruminare, feruminare, from ferrumin-, ferrumen, ferumin-, ferumen solder, glue; perhaps akin to Latin firmus firm — more at firm

First Known Use: circa 1623

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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