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brecciate

[brech-ee-eyt, bresh-] /ˈbrɛtʃ iˌeɪt, ˈbrɛʃ-/
verb (used with object), brecciated, brecciating.
1.
Petrology. to form as breccia.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; brecci(a) + -ate1
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brecciation
[brech-ee-ey-shuh n, bresh-] /ˌbrɛtʃ iˈeɪ ʃən, ˌbrɛʃ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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