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From Latin ferruminatus, p.p. of ferruminare (to cement, solder), from ferrumen (cement), from ferrum (iron).


ferruminate (third-person singular simple present ferruminates, present participle ferruminating, simple past and past participle ferruminated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To solder or unite, as for example metals.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ferruminate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)