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malleate

transitive verb mal·le·ate \-ēˌāt\

Definition of malleate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to beat with a hammer :  pound the surfaces of some fragments suggested that the clay had been poorly malleatedAmerican Antiquity; specifically :  to beat or mark or dent (a metal) with a hammer in working or decorating

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Origin and Etymology of malleate

Medieval Latin malleatus, past participle of malleare to hammer


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adjective mal·le·ate \-ˌāt, -ə̇t\

Definition of malleate

  1. :  having a malleus

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Origin and Etymology of malleate

New Latin malleatus, from malleus + Latin -atus -ate


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