brecciation

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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brecciate

verb
1. form into breccia; "brecciated rock" 
2. break into breccia; "brecciate rock" 
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