chalybeate
I. adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin chalybeatus, irregular from Latin chalybs steel, from Greek chalyb-, chalyps, from Chalybes, ancient people in Asia Minor Date: 1634 impregnated with salts of iron; also having a taste due to iron <
chalybeate springs
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II. noun Date: 1667 a chalybeate liquid or medicine

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  • Chalybeate — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Chalybeate (Kentucky) Chalybeate (Mississippi) Chalybeate (Pennsylvania) Chalybeate (Tennessee) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichnet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chalybeate — Cha*lyb e*ate, a. [NL. chalybeatus, fr. chalube[ i]us. See {Chalubean}.] Impregnated with salts of iron; having a taste like iron; as, chalybeate springs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chalybeate — [kə lib′ē ət, kə lib′ēāt΄] adj. [ModL chalybeatus < L chalybs < Gr chalyps, steel (after Chalybes, name of a people in Pontus noted for their steel) + ATE1] 1. containing salts of iron 2. tasting like iron n. a chalybeate liquid or medicine …   English World dictionary

  • Chalybeate — Cha*lyb e*ate, n. Any water, liquid, or medicine, into which iron enters as an ingredient. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chalybeate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting natural mineral springs containing iron salts. ORIGIN Latin chalybeatus, from Greek khalups steel …   English terms dictionary

  • Chalybeate — The Calybeate Spring Tunbridge Wells Chalybeate waters, also known as ferruginous waters, are mineral spring waters containing salts of iron. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • chalybeate — Obsolete term for impregnated with or containing iron salts and for a therapeutic agent containing iron. [G. chalyps (chalyb ), steel] * * * cha·ly·be·ate kə lib ē ət, lē bē adj impregnated with salts of iron also having a taste due to iron… …   Medical dictionary

  • chalybeate — /keuh lib ee it, ayt /, adj. 1. containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine. n. 2. a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like. [1625 35; < NL chalybeatus, L chalybe(ïus) of steel ( < Gk chalybeís, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • chalybeate — cha•lyb•e•ate [[t]kəˈlɪb i ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) chem. containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine 2) chem. a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like • Etymology: 1625–35; < NL chalybēātus < L chalybē(ïus)… …   From formal English to slang

  • chalybeate — /kəˈlɪbiət/ (say kuh libeeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective 1. containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring, medicine, etc. –noun 2. a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like. {apparently from New Latin chalybēātus, from Latin …   Australian English dictionary

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