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acierate

[as-ee-uh-reyt] /ˈæs i əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), acierated, acierating.
1.
to convert (iron) into steel.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French aciér(er) derivative of acier steel (< Vulgar Latin *aciārium, equivalent to Latin aci(ēs) sharpness + -ārium -ary) + -ate1
Related forms
acieration, noun
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acierate

/ˈæsɪəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to change (iron) into steel
Derived Forms
acieration, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French acier steel, from Latin aciēs sharpness
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