malleate

transitive verb
mal·​le·​ate | \-ēˌāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of malleate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

malleate

adjective
mal·​le·​ate | \-ˌāt, -ə̇t\

Definition of malleate (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a malleus

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History and Etymology for malleate

Transitive verb

Medieval Latin malleatus, past participle of malleare to hammer

Adjective

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

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