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

Definition of ferruminate

: to join together (as metals) : solder

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Other Words from ferruminate

ferrumination \ ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈnāshən \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of ferruminate

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferruminate

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

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“Ferruminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferruminate. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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