malleation

noun mal·le·a·tion

Definition of malleation

plural -s
1 : the action of malleating or state of being malleated
2 : a mark or dent like one made by malleating

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Origin and Etymology of malleation

Medieval Latin malleation-, malleatio, from malleatus (past participle of malleare to hammer) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion


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