Meaning of CHALYBEATE in English

/keuh lib"ee it, -ayt'/ , adj.

1. containing or impregnated with salts of iron, as a mineral spring or medicine.


2. a chalybeate water, medicine, or the like.

[ 1625-35; chalybeatus, L chalybe ( ïus ) of steel ( chalybeís, equiv. to chalybe-, var. s. of chályps iron + -is adj. suffix) + -atus -ATE 1 ; see CHALYBITE ]

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