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 (brĕch′ē-āt′, brĕsh′-)
tr.v. brec·ci·at·ed, brec·ci·at·ing, brec·ci·ates
To form (rock) into breccia.

brec′ci·a′tion n.


vb (intr)
to form into breccia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brecciate - form into breccia; "brecciated rock"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
2.brecciate - break into breccia; "brecciate rock"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
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Based on this background, the aim of this study is to examine the conodont fauna from the limestones directly superposing the brecciate layers on Osmussaar Island, and to provide a conodont dating of this event structure.
In addition to chert and its varieties, the following gravel clasts have been identified in Pre-loess Terrace Deposits: Sioux and Baraboo Quartzite (fine to coarse-grained, pink to purple and often banded, occasionally brecciate, pebble to boulder size), St.
Brecciate refers to a fragmentation, which I feel like from time to time.)