malleation

noun
mal·​le·​a·​tion
plural -s

Definition of malleation

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

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History and Etymology for malleation

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

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“Malleation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malleation. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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