Malleation

malleate

[mal-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), malleated, malleating.
to beat or shape with a hammer, as in metalworking.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin malleātus wrought with a hammer, equivalent to Latin malle(us) hammer + -ātus -ate1

malleation, noun
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