chalybeate

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cha·lyb·e·ate

 (kə-lĭb′ē-ĭt, -lē′bē-)
adj.
1. Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
2. Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
n.
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.]

chalybeate

(kəˈlɪbɪɪt)
adj
(Chemistry) containing or impregnated with iron salts
n
(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)

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; < New Latin chalybēātus < Latin chalybē(ïus) of iron (< Greek s. chalyb- iron, steel, after the Chálybes people of Asia Minor famous for their steel)]
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Adj.1.chalybeate - containing or impregnated with or tasting of iron
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