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transitive verb

: 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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: having a malleus

Word History


Transitive verb

Medieval Latin malleatus, past participle of malleare to hammer


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

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“Malleate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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