chalybeate

chalybeate

[kuh-lib-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.
noun
2.
a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like.

Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin chalybēātus, Latin chalybē(ïus) of steel (< Greek chalybēís, equivalent to chalybē-, variant stem of chályps iron + -is adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate1; see chalybite

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chalybeate (kəˈlɪbɪɪt)
 
adj
1.  containing or impregnated with iron salts
 
n
2.  any drug containing or tasting of iron
 
[C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron]

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chalybeate cha·lyb·e·ate (kā-lĭb'ē-ĭt)
adj.
Impregnated with or containing iron salts.

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