chalybeate(redirected from Chalybeate water)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
1. Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
2. Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
Water or medicine containing iron in solution.
[New Latin chalybeātus, from Latin chalybs, steel, from Greek khalups, khalub-, possibly from Khalups sing. of Khalubes, Chalybes, people of Asia Minor famous for their steel.]
(Chemistry) containing or impregnated with iron salts
(Pharmacology) any drug containing or tasting of iron
[C17: from New Latin chalybēātus, ultimately from khalups iron]
cha•lyb•e•ate(kəˈlɪb i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
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; < New Latin chalybēātus < Latin chalybē(ïus) of iron (< Greek s. chalyb- iron, steel, after the Chálybes people of Asia Minor famous for their steel)]
|Adj.||1.||chalybeate - containing or impregnated with or tasting of iron|