transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1772 1. to form (rock) into breccia 2. to break (rock) into fragments • brecciation noun

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  • brecciate — [brech′ē āt΄, bresh′ē āt΄] vt. brecciated, brecciating to form (rock fragments) into breccia brecciation n …   English World dictionary

  • brecciate — verb 1. form into breccia brecciated rock • Derivationally related forms: ↑breccia • Hypernyms: ↑form • Verb Frames: Something s 2. break into breccia …   Useful english dictionary

  • brecciate — brecciation /brech ee ay sheuhn, bresh /, n. /brech ee ayt , bresh /, v.t., brecciated, brecciating. Petrol. to form as breccia. [1765 75; BRECCI(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brecciate — brec·ciate …   English syllables

  • brecciate — /ˈbrɛtʃieɪt/ (say brecheeayt) verb (t) (brecciated, brecciating) to form (rock) into breccia. –brecciation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • brecciation — noun see brecciate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mule Mountains — This article is about the mountain range in Arizona. For the mountain range in California, see Mule Mountains (California). Mule Mountains Mountain Range Country United States …   Wikipedia

  • Fault breccia — (IPA: /ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃ /, Italian: breach), or tectonic breccia is a breccia (a rock type consisting of angular clasts) that was formed by tectonic forces. Fault breccia has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless… …   Wikipedia

  • brecciation — See brecciate. * * * …   Universalium

  • abrade — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrase, abstract, atomize, bark, bate, beat, blemish, bloody, bother, bray, break, brecciate, bug, burn, chafe, check, chip, claw, comminute, confuse, contriturate, corrode, crack, craze, crumb, crumble …   Moby Thesaurus

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