brecciated

brecciate

[brech-ee-eyt, bresh-]
verb (used with object), brecciated, brecciating.
Petrology. to form as breccia.

Origin:
1765–75; brecci(a) + -ate1

brecciation [brech-ee-ey-shuhn, bresh-] , noun
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breccia (ˈbrɛtʃɪə)
 
n
a rock consisting of angular fragments embedded in a finer matrix, formed by erosion, impact, volcanic activity, etc
 
[C18: from Italian, from Old High German brecha a fragment; see breach]
 
'brecciated
 
adj

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