Definition of Brecciate

1. Verb. Form into breccia. "Brecciated rock"

Generic synonyms: Form
Derivative terms: Breccia



2. Verb. Break into breccia. "Brecciate rock"
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize
Derivative terms: Breccia

Definition of Brecciate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brecciate

breathings
breathless
breathlessly
breathlessness
breathlike
breathly
breaths
breathtaking
breathtakingly
breathwork
breathy
brecanavir
breccia
breccial
breccias
brecciate (current term)
brecciated
brecciates
brecciating
brecciation
brecciations
brecham
brechams
brechan
brechans
bred
bred in the bone
bredda
brede
breded

Literary usage of Brecciate

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1908)
"The effect was to re-brecciate the old cemented shear-zones. The formation of the metalliferous veins now commenced, the product being typical ..."

2. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"... is au offshoot of granite that caused contact metamorphism. magma may brecciate the garnet rock and any small dike-like apophyses of the magma which, ..."

3. Deucalion: Collected Studies of the Lapse of Waves, and Life of Stones by John Ruskin (1879)
"... respecting brecciate flint. " June 7, 1876. " I hasten to report the result of my fresh inquiry respecting the specimen I first sent to you ..."

4. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1889)
"(Trinity) sands showed brecciate or layers in laminate structure, indicative of littoral origin or were accompanied by littoral faunas. ..."

5. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"... complex called in the area "Argille brecciate". Their age is somewhat younger than typical Argille ..."

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